The Dry Grass of August
The Dry Grass of August by Anna Jean Mayhew was one of the best books I’ve read recently.
Snippet/Teaser from the book:
“You know those signs we keep seeing, ‘No Browns in Our Schools’?”
“I know about that.”
“That’s because of Brown versus Board of Education,” Stell said. I’d never thought to ask her.
“That’s it,” said Mary. “But I s’pect your mama’s right. Won’t see Negro children going to school with white children here. Not for a while. But it’ll happen. Just people needs to register, vote. Take time, but we do it.”
She meant her people, not us.