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Elster, Jean Alicia

Summary: Born in Tennessee in 1890, Dorothy May was the middle daughter of Addie Jackson, a married African-American housekeeper at one of the white boardinghouses in town, and Tom Mitchell, a commanding white attorney from a prominent family. We follow Dorothy May's experiences with race relations and class division, both as a child and later as a teacher. Dorothy May, choosing between her career and...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Wayne State University Press 2021

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1 available in New YA Materials, Call number: YA FIC ELS

Elster, Jean Alicia

Summary: In The Colored Car, Jean Alicia Elster, author of the award-winning Who's Jim Hines?, follows another member of the Ford family coming of age in Depression-era Detroit. In the hot summer of 1937, twelve-year-old Patsy takes care of her three younger sisters and helps her mother put up fresh fruits and vegetables in the family's summer kitchen, adjacent to the wood yard that her father, Douglas...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ELS

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