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Julia Peterkin pioneered in demonstrating the literary potential for serious depictions of the African American experience. Rejecting the prevailing sentimental stereotypes of her times, she portrayed her black characters with sympathy and understanding, endowing them with the full dimensions of human consciousness. In these novels and stories, she tapped the richness of rural southern black culture and oral traditions to capture the conflicting realities in an African American community and to reveal a grace and courage worthy of black pride. ------ This novel centers on mixed race Cricket and her Black fiancé in the Deep South and during the era of Northern Flight from the harshness of Jim Crow. ------- Julia Peterkin won the Pulitzer Prize for Scarlet Sister Mary, and followed it with this novel of Crickett, a black plantation girl with white blood. -------- Reprint in the year of issue, Bindings are tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate shelf handling wear, some minor fading to boards/spine with beginnings of aging to cloth. Dust Jacket is in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve has loss at the top of the spine and front; minor loss at corners.