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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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eng
Summary
In this beautifully written debut, Anna Jean Mayhew offers a riveting depiction of Southern life in the throes of segregation and 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, wounded to indomitable
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Mayhew, Anna Jean
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fiction
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  • White, Karen
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  • Segregation
  • Racism
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Label
The Dry Grass of August, Anna Jean Mayhew, (electronic resource)
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digital storage
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stereophonic
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1 online resource (1 sound file)
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online
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not applicable
Isbn
9781481590112
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43aeb37e-2360-4ac6-9610-fe15a55ddff5
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sound
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digital recording
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  • other
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OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
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Label
The Dry Grass of August, Anna Jean Mayhew, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file)
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781481590112
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
43aeb37e-2360-4ac6-9610-fe15a55ddff5
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
unknown
System details
OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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