Eva Rutland, author of more than 20 novels, presents the timely and relevant story, first published in 1964, of her life in the years before integration, before affirmative action--when segregation was the norm, discrimination was legally tolerated, and blacks were second-class citizens (from the introduction). Her story is poignant at times, uproariously funny at others, and always down-to-earth.
Released in 1964 as The Trouble with Being a Mama, Rutland's book relates her twofold mission. She talks shop as a mother, discussing all those big and little things that every parent experiences, and also as a black mother in the pre-civil rights days when segregation was legal. On both counts, this volume still warrants a place on library shelves. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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IWP Book Publishers
May 15, 2007
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