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Piece-A-Way Crossroads is a work of fiction used on the life of a couple, Peter and Rhea, who lived in Marshall County, Mississippi, from the 1930s through the 1960s. It is written from the perspective of Jeannie, one of their daughters, who invites the readers to come piece-a-way with her as she tells their story.
Jeannie introduces some of the people, places, and events her parents encountered during beautiful, difficult, and sometimes turbulent times – the Great Depression and Desegregation.
Jeannie integrates stories, poetry, and art into the storytelling format, providing the reader with a link to the past by exploring how her parents dealt with these difficult and sensitive situations and issues. A lesson can be learned from their hard work, perseverance, and foresight in preparing their children for the future through education in a time when it was not the popular path.


1. Honesty is the best policy (Zack: The Student Who Could Not Read)
2. Overcoming an obstacle (Jeannie: The Smart Girl Who Stuttered)
3. The concept of being rich or poor is not defined by the color of the skin
(Walter and Mary: Where Color Did Not Matter)

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