By Hoy Kersh
This is a beautifully written book of growing up in 1940s-1950s Alabama. Hoy grows up poor, but her memoir is full of a child’s fun and dreams. She manages to also write about the troubled ways of the adults in her life with sensitivity.
As an African American child in the South, Hoy relates her own personal journey toward the civil rights movement. She learns about her heritage while learning both her present and future place in history.
This is a beautiful and sensitive memoir.