|Plot Summary of A Day to Pick Your Own Cotton|
|"Mayme Jukes and Katie Clairborne are two fifteen-year-old girls from worlds apart -- Mayme was born into slavery, while Katie was the daughter of a wealthy family that owned a large plantation. But in the final days of the Civil War, they both lost their families to marauders, and now they share an important secret. After Mayme, fleeing the scene of her family's murders, came across Katie, the only survivor at her plantation, Rosewood, the two girls decided to live there on their own and pretend that Katie's mother is still alive. As if that were not difficult enough, now they must protect three other people as well. Emma, a former slave, and her baby, William, are hiding at Rosewood from William's father, the son of Emma's former master. And Aleta, a young girl whose mother died as they fled from her abusive father, is living at Rosewood and is determined to never return home. Mayme and Katie have other worries as well. A loan is due soon at the bank, and if they don't pay, they will never be able to protect their secret. The girls struggle to solve all of their problems while keeping their secret."
Rebecca Herman, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of A Day to Pick Your Own Cotton|
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Tone of book?
Time/era of story
- 19th century
Inside culture (main char)
- best friends
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Outside culture (society)
- American South
- a teen
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- Average intelligence
- average physique
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- a lot
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 6 ()
- Deep South
- lot of descript of crop raising
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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