One summer night in 1945, a family awakes to the terror of white monsters in white robes. The Ku Klux Klan has invaded the home and the lives of Mose and Bessie Thompson and one of their children has been taken. Every black person’s fear since the time of slavery has happened. A Season of Innocence is a tale of race, murder, and the search for justice in a Southern white society. The murder of an innocent child changes the lives of all who are close to Bessie and Mose. This book carries a powerful message of love, family, friendship, loyalty, and the courage of a young girl to stand up for what is right in the midst of bigotry at its worst. Heartbreaking tragedy and loss are at the heart of this story, but humor and drama walk hand in hand throughout the pages. The story begins as World War Two is coming to an end and six year old Tillie anxiously waits for news of her father to come home.