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February is Black History Month in the States. It amazes me how many noteworthy people history has shamefully glossed over. I recently learned of this lady.
Genre: Historical Fiction
Word Count: 100
WRINKLE IN TIME
Sarah scanned the words in her McGuffey’s Reader. For most of her life they’d meant nothing to her. Literacy was a privilege reserved for white folks.
She lifted the book to her nose and breathed in its aroma. Like cloth for a new dress, it thrilled her. It smelled of freedom.
Now she would be able to understand her clients’ written instructions and fill out receipts.
More importantly, she could read to her babies.
“Mrs. Boone, would you like to read the next sentence?”
“Yes sir!” She grinned at the teacher and read haltingly, “‘Come, kitty, my own little kitty…’”
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