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

The darkest child, Delores Phillips ; with an introduction by Tayari Jones

Label
The darkest child
Title
The darkest child
Statement of responsibility
Delores Phillips ; with an introduction by Tayari Jones
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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?"--
  • "In 1958 Georgia, the shade of a 13-year-old black girl's skin can make the difference in her fate. Tangy Mae is the smartest of her mother's ten children, but she is also the darkest-complected. The Quinns--all different skin shades, all with unknown fathers--live with their charismatic, beautiful, and tyrannical mother, Rozelle, in poverty on the fringes of a Georgia town where Jim Crow rules. Rozelle's children live in fear of her mood swings and her violence, but they are devoted to her. Rozelle pulls her children out of school when they are twelve years old so that they can help support her by going to work--as domestics, as field laborers, or down at "the farmhouse," where Rozelle takes her oldest daughters to turn tricks for her. Tangy Mae has been offered the opportunity to apply to an integrated high school, and might even have the chance to graduate if she can somehow avoid her sisters' fate. Can she break from Rozelle's grasp without violent--even fatal--consequences?"--
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1950-
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Phillips, Delores
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3616.H455
LC item number
D37 2018
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Jones, Tayari
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  • African American families
  • Mothers and daughters
  • African American girls
  • Single mothers
  • Teenage girls
  • Georgia
Label
The darkest child, Delores Phillips ; with an introduction by Tayari Jones
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
  • Special edition.
  • New edition.
Extent
387, 25 pages
Isbn
9781616958725
Lccn
2017037341
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
2017037341
Label
The darkest child, Delores Phillips ; with an introduction by Tayari Jones
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
  • Special edition.
  • New edition.
Extent
387, 25 pages
Isbn
9781616958725
Lccn
2017037341
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
2017037341

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