Interview about Night on Fire

The popular book website Q&A with Deborah Kalbfeatures an interview with Ronald Kidd about his Freedom Rider novel, Night on Fire. Here’s a preview:

“I imagined the Freedom Riders coming through my town, and I watched as people I loved stood by and did nothing when the riders were beaten up and their bus burned.

“What would I do? How could I try to make it right? As I pondered these questions, a 13-year-old girl named Billie came to life, asking these same questions and determined to do something about them.”