by Sandra Newberry
September Markoe recalls how situations change over a period of time when cotton is one of America’s fastest growing economies. Her story defends a restoration in a southern culture that influences a particular decrease in racial controversy, and an equality of life is strengthened.
There are new developments and with them come new commitments and different manifestations. September effectively deals with a society that is not always easy to tolerate and she makes a crucial decision not to retaliate, thus maintaining her identity.
There is a price to pay and she is willing to pay it as she moves quietly through destructive policies to an emergence of a new role to which she accepts, adjusts, and accommodates in order to keep a family together.
Her security relationship takes precedence over her other interests and a desirable consequence is the result. September does not sacrifice her loyalty for a potential prosperous advantage, but leans more toward a disparity between two groups.
There is a distinct element of American culture values related to what she experiences. September later introduces the reader to some information that not only startles, but fascinates her, and a tremendous influence is directed toward an appreciated triumph.
(2001, paperback, 70 pages)