Mae's Journey

by Lillie Butler



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/14/2022

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 264
ISBN : 9781665733144
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 264
ISBN : 9781665733151
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 264
ISBN : 9781665733168

About the Book

It is the Deep South in the 1930s. Mae is just three when her father is tragically killed by white men. A short time later, her distraught mother flees the plantation for the big city. Now left in the care of her grandmother, Big Mama, little Mae has unfortunately already discovered that life is uncertain and that nothing is promised. Despite her best efforts, she cannot forgive or forget her beloved daddy’s death. As Mae continues her coming-of-age journey in a wooden-drafted four-room building, she learns how to love, pray, and hope for better days, even as she faces obstacles and negative forces that make her life almost unbearable at times. Because of her strong moral values, she is called “Miss Goody Two-Shoes” by her classmates. Still, Mae presses on, attains good grades, and sets a lofty goal for herself to attend college. But will she be able to persevere and find a purpose for her life, despite her trials, tribulations, and disappointments? In this historical tale, an African American girl growing up on a plantation must learn how to endure her challenges and dream big in order to escape her fate and realize happiness and success.

About the Author

Lillie Butler is a retired teacher, a retired librarian and widow who was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. When she is not writing, she enjoys reading, enjoys classic music concerts, attending live performances, acting, and directing plays and skits. Lillie has three children, three grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and resides in Covington, Louisiana. This is her first book.