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The Resource The dry grass of August, by Anna Jean Mayhew, (sound recording)

The dry grass of August, by Anna Jean Mayhew, (sound recording)

Label
The dry grass of August
Title
The dry grass of August
Statement of responsibility
by Anna Jean Mayhew
Creator
Contributor
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
On a scorching day in August 1954, thirteen-year-old Jubie Watts leaves Charlotte, North Carolina, with her family for a Florida vacation. Crammed into the Packard along with Jubie are her three siblings, her mother, and the family's black maid, Mary Luther. For as long as Jubie can remember, Mary has been there--cooking, cleaning, compensating for her father's rages and her mother's benign neglect, and loving Jubie unconditionally. Bright and curious, Jubie takes note of the anti-integration signs they pass and of the racial tension that builds as they journey further south. But she could never have predicted the shocking turn their trip will take. Now, in the wake of tragedy, Jubie must confront her parents' failings and limitations, decide where her own convictions lie, and make the tumultuous leap to independence
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mayhew, Anna Jean
Dewey number
813/.6
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
PS3613.A956
LC item number
D79 2011d
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Karen White
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • White, Karen
  • Blackstone Audio, Inc
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Racism
  • Segregation
  • Teenagers
  • Southern States
Target audience
adult
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
The dry grass of August, by Anna Jean Mayhew, (sound recording)
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Subtitle from container
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Library edition, unabridged.
Extent
8 sound discs (approximately 9 1/2 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781455131891
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
Z6680
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • 756598962
  • (OCoLC)756598962
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
The dry grass of August, by Anna Jean Mayhew, (sound recording)
Publication
Copyright
Note
Subtitle from container
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Library edition, unabridged.
Extent
8 sound discs (approximately 9 1/2 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781455131891
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
Z6680
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • 756598962
  • (OCoLC)756598962
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

Library Locations

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      7770 Croaker Road, Williamsburg, VA, 23188, US
      37.377573 -76.770995
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