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The Resource The darkest child, Delores Phillips ; introduction by Tayari Jones

The darkest child, Delores Phillips ; introduction by Tayari Jones

Label
The darkest child
Title
The darkest child
Statement of responsibility
Delores Phillips ; introduction by Tayari Jones
Creator
Contributor
Author
Writer of introduction
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A new edition of this award-winning modern classic, with new introduction, excerpt, and discussion guide Pakersfield, Georgia, 1958: Thirteen-year-old Tangy Mae Quinn is the sixth of ten fatherless siblings. She is the darkest-skinned among them and therefore the ugliest in her mother, Rozelle's, estimation, but she's also the brightest. Rozelle--beautiful, charismatic, and light-skinned--exercises a violent hold over her children. Fearing abandonment, she pulls them from school at the age of twelve and sends them to earn their keep for the household, whether in domestic service, in the fields, or at "the farmhouse" on the edge of town, where Rozelle beds local men for money. But Tangy Mae has been selected to be part of the first integrated class at a nearby white high school. She has a chance to change her life, but can she break from Rozelle's grasp without ruinous--even fatal--consequences?"--
Summary
Fourteen-year-old Tangy Mae tells of the brutal physical and mental abuse that her mother inflicts on her and her ten siblings
Storyline
Tone
Character
Award
BCALA Literary Award for First Novelist, 2005.
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
121949
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Phillips, Delores
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3616.H455
LC item number
D37 2018
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Jones, Tayari
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African American families
  • Mothers and daughters
  • African American girls
  • Single mothers
  • Teenage girls
  • Georgia
Target audience
adult
Label
The darkest child, Delores Phillips ; introduction by Tayari Jones
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes an excerpt of Delores Phillips's unfinished sequel to The darkest child, Stumbling blocks
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
Special edition.
Extent
387, 25 pages
Isbn
9781616958725
Lccn
2017037341
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1002043950
Label
The darkest child, Delores Phillips ; introduction by Tayari Jones
Publication
Note
Includes an excerpt of Delores Phillips's unfinished sequel to The darkest child, Stumbling blocks
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
Special edition.
Extent
387, 25 pages
Isbn
9781616958725
Lccn
2017037341
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1002043950

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