It s amazing that this was written in 1959 I loved how Mary Jane wasn t perfect she was learning along with everyone else. This book had quite an impact on my as a teenager It was easy for me to recall the title over 30 years later. Jane Finds That It Is Much Difficult Than She Expected To Be The Only Black Girl Amongst The White At Wilson High When She Is Chosen As One Of Two Non White Students For A Newly Integrated School Mary Jane Had Been Sheltered From White Antagonisms, And Is Now Suddenly Thrust Into A World Of Snobbery, Prejudice And Suspicion At First She Bitterly Resents The Role Of Ambassador, But Slowly Becomes Less Defensive And Forms Download Epub Format ↠´ Mary Jane PDF by µ Dorothy Sterling A Sound Relationship With Her Classmates Based On Genuine Compatability While The Fictional Aspects Of The Story Are Little Than Adequate, The Real Value For The High School Reader Is The Clear, Undeviating Challenge To Prejudice, The Expose Of Some Of Its Evils In Their Active And Virulent Forms, And A Removal Of The Issue From The Academic To The Recognizable Level Finally found it on Goodreads My copy is missing both the front and back cover, so it was difficult to find on the Internet without the title Have had this since I was a kid, and loved. it Recently discovered in an old box of books I need to reread I always thought this novel about integration was very moving. á Mary Jane á How far we have come and yet how far we have to go in race relations Mary Jane is a girl starting junior high in a newly integrated high school The palpable fear and hatred of everyone in town over the fact that negroes will now be part of everyday life is something that sadly, still rings true today The language may be different, and officially there are no whites only places But it was not long ago A very good fiction piece where a kid can learn compassion and history through the eyes of a 12 year old girl just wanting the best for herself. Growing up, I was always getting in trouble with my older sister partly just for messing up her world by being in it, but mostly for reading her book I was a much faster reader than she was, and if she left her library book lying around I would be sure to pick it up and start reading it Actually that was kind of a compliment, since she usually checked out books that I didn t even notice, but of course she didn t take it that way Coming across this book decades after my sister brought it home from the high school library, I realise that I probably didn t get to finish it back then I remember about the first two thirds of it parts of it made quite an impression since they stuck with me chapter and verse but the last third isn t familiar Maybe even back then I realised it was many thing Mary Jane was one of my childhood favorites, and it stands up well to re reading The characters are vividly drawn, and the events all too realistic I used to read it along with Prudence Crandall, A Woman of Courage by Elisabeth Yates, I think Together, those books helped to shape the way I wanted to treat others I recommend them both. D tsk kn ka o rasismu a p edsudc ch, u si to skoro v bec nepamatuju, ale vybavuju si, jak se mi hrozn l bilo, e ta hol i ka m la ocho enou veverku.
This came up because of a question in a librarian s group about the first book we remembered reading that had the POV of a person of color I think I was in third grade when I read this I decided to check it out and see what I thought as an adult, and it still holds up Quite amazing that this was published in 1959 Twelve year old Mary Jane Douglas, a black girl who lives with her father, a lawyer, and mother, who was raised in the city, in the southern city of High Ridge, is visiting in the summer on the farm of her grandfather, a famous retired college professor Her sister Lou Ellen is a nurse at a hospital in Philadelphia, PA, and her brother James is off studying to be a lawyer like his daddy Having graduated from sixth grade at the black s Dunbar Elementary School, she chooses in the fall to be one of two black students to go to the newly integrated Woodrow Wilson Junior Senior High School instead of the black s Douglass Junior Senior High School because she wants to become a biologist and Wilson has the courses that she needs All of her family, who have sheltered her from prejudice, have warned her not to do so, but sh
About The Author
Dorothy Sterling Dannenberg was a Jewish American writer and historian.She was born and grew up in New York City, attended Wellesley College, and graduated from Barnard College in 1934 After college, she worked as a journalist and writer in New York for several years In 1937, she married Philip Sterling, also a writer In the 1940s, she worked for Life Magazine for 8 years In early 1968, 448