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The Resource The Dry Grass of August, Anna Jean Mayhew, (electronic resource :)

The Dry Grass of August, Anna Jean Mayhew, (electronic resource :)

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The Dry Grass of August
Title
The Dry Grass of August
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Anna Jean Mayhew
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Language
eng
Summary
In this beautifully written debut, Anna Jean Mayhew offers a riveting depiction of Southern life in the throes of segregation, what it will mean for a young girl on her way to adulthood--and for the woman who means the world to her. . .On a scorching day in August 1954, thirteen-year-old Jubie Watts leaves Charlotte, North Carolina, with her family for a Florida vacation. Crammed into the Packard along with Jubie are her three siblings, her mother, and the family's black maid, Mary Luther. For as long as Jubie can remember, Mary has been there--cooking, cleaning, compensating for her father's rages and her mother's benign neglect, and loving Jubie unconditionally. Bright and curious, Jubie takes note of the anti-integration signs they pass, and of the racial tension that builds as they journey further south. But she could never have predicted the shocking turn their trip will take. Now, in the wake of tragedy, Jubie must confront her parents' failings and limitations, decide where her own convictions lie, and make the tumultuous leap to independence. . .Infused with the intensity of a changing time, here is a story of hope, heartbreak, and the love and courage that can transform us--from child to adult, from wounded to indomitable
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Mayhew, Anna Jean
Literary form
fiction
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  • Segregation
  • Racism
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The Dry Grass of August, Anna Jean Mayhew, (electronic resource :)
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Electronic book
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unknown
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1 online resource
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online
Isbn
9780758267924
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Electronic reproduction.
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Label
The Dry Grass of August, Anna Jean Mayhew, (electronic resource :)
Link
Publication
Note
Electronic book
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780758267924
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
dkvd89
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(MnSpTMCL)dkvd89
System details
  • Format: Adobe EPUB
  • Requires: cloudLibrary (file size: 357.0 KB)

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