Where Dew Drops Shine Bright tells the story of three generations of black women enduring trials and tribulations; as well as happy times in rural, 1930s Mississippi.
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Hezekiah's Journey follows ten years in the life of a black boy sent from urban Chicago to live with elderly relatives in 1940s Mississippi.
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Exciting News!!! Reginald recently completed his manuscript entitled, Hezekiah’s Journey. This is a coming-of-age story about a young black boy growing up in 1940s small town Mississippi. The genre of this 110,000-word manuscript is historical fiction and is based upon testimonials from family and family friends who lived in Mississippi during the time frame of this story.
So, what is special about Hezekiah’s Journey? Well, it’s simple. This story offers a unique perspective on the indignities suffered and triumphs achieved by black youth of the 1940s. See the book back cover narrative below:
"When a young Black boy is sent from inner-city Chicago to live with elderly relatives in the 1940s-era South, he soon finds himself ensnared in the demeaning grasp of Jim Crow. Hezekiah “Bo” Hanson doesn’t understand why his impoverished parents send him and his little brother Avery to live with their Aunt Eliza and her husband, Kitt, in Mississippi. Not only do Bo and Avery have to wake up with the rooster’s crow to help with chores, but their aunt also recruits them to make special deliveries of her homebrew to businesses around town. As Bo grows up under the demeaning glare of “White Only” signs, attacks from Eliza’s jealous white business rivals, and harsh rebuke of his friendship with a local white kid, he soon realizes his opportunities are linked more to the color of his skin than to his capabilities. Even so, where Bo finds himself at the end of this tale, and how he got there, will convey positive messages promoting strong family ties and supportive relationships that transcend traditional boundaries. This story is inspired from first-hand testimonials of African Americans who lived in Mississippi in the 1940s.”