Item Details

Apron Strings

Mary Morony
Format
Book
Published
[Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], c2011.
Language
English
ISBN
9780615951799 (pbk), 0615951791 (pbk)
Summary
When a grown-up tells you not to worry, you had better start--first rule of thumb, Sallee Mackey, age seven. She is already more than a little bit wary of the adults in her late 1950's, Southern world with good reason. Sallee's mother Ginny is flat out dangerous; her father Joe is on his way out the door; and Mr. Dabney, the bigoted neighbor next door, seems to be just a little too interested with the goings on at Sallee's house--like he knows something no one else does. From Sally's oft times humorous and always guileless vantage, grownups have a most mixed up view of the world. What does skin color have to do with learning? Closing schools rather than have black and white children in the same classroom, what's the sense of that? Ethel gives her very own biased account of her shared history with Ginny while Sallee hones her vigilance and stealth--skills she and her brother and two sisters have acquired in an attempt to understand the drama that swirls around them. Fortunately for Sallee, no one took the time to teach her to hate a person because they didn't share the same color skin.
Description
iii, 247 p. ; 23 cm.
Notes
A blurb by Sissy Spacek is printed on cover.
Local Notes
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS: Original pictorial paper covers. Robert and Virginia Tunstall Trust Fund, 2014/2015.
Technical Details
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