In this coming-of-age memoir, Sarah travels first from an idyllic childhood in Philadelphia - with her beloved Aunt Susie - to Sumter, South Carolina. There, in a poor, single-parent household, she struggles to maintain her sense-of-self under the yoke of Jim Crow segregation and family problems. Her dream is to escape the south and live the kind of life she reads about in books. In 1963, after her mother's unexpected death, Sarah takes a job at a summer camp in the White Mountains of Vermont, only to discover that there, racism masquerades as classism. Just as the March on Washington unfolds,
she enters Baltimore's Morgan State
College. Some survival lessons learned from her mother sustain her; others
must be tossed, if she is to thrive. Primary Lessons is available for purchase
on Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com, UPNE.com, Walmart, and at The Village
Book Store in Pleasantville, NY. Thanks to you, "Primary Lessons has gone into a second printing!