The Primary Lessons that Created a Writer: Ann Cefola Interviews Sarah Bracey White

When the Jim Crow South welcomed Sarah Bracey White with a hard slap, the plucky if bewildered young girl found her power in books and, later, in writing. Here’s an interview with the memoirist whose Primary Lessons (Cavan-Kerry Press, 2013), in its fourth printing, is helping heal the wounds of segregation in a small — […]

“Primary Lessons,” by Sarah Bracey White

Reviewed by LisaMarie DeSanto Ask people to summarize their youth, and you’ll hear a variety of descriptions. Our childhoods are laced with humor and heartbreak, tragedy and joy, failure and triumph – all in varying degrees. Some parents gave their all, though limited emotionally, financially, or physically. Other parents had much to give but thought […]