The Dry Grass of August
From Library Staff
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.
Jubie, 13, in the segregation era U.S., has been lovingly raised by the family's Black maid, Mary. "Through immediate first-person narration, this first novel gets the prejudice and cruelty in daily life exactly right. We feel the horrible normality of not regarding anyone black as a person ... Read More »