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Osceola: Memories of a Sharecropper's Daughter

By Alan Govenar & Osceola Mays, Disney Press. The Boston Globe-Horn Book Award winner. Young adult. Writer Alan Govenar spent 15 years talking with Osceola Mays, an African-American woman born in Texas in 1909. He has selected and edited these recollections to recreate what life in rural East Texas was like almost a century ago, from the viewpoint of a young African-American girl. Topics included are Maysís hometown, being baptized, slavery, segregation, sharecropping, the death of Maysís mother, and school to name a few. Evans's portraits heighten the drama of each memory, showing a grieving, motherless Osceola facing away from readers as she looks through a window frame. Other illustrations include Maysís baptism and a portrait of her sharecropper father, dwarfed by the long rows he had to plow. This historical view is a significant part of America's past.
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