(From the publisher):
African American Ann Elizabeth Carter grew up in Atlanta in the 1920s and '30s. She was brought up in a privileged household, seldom touched by the racism of the times. It was assumed she would eventually marry into the same lifestyle, so when she falls in love and marries Robert Metcalf, one of the Tuskegee Airmen, it shocks her parents.
When she moves with him to his world, the shock is Ann Elizabeth's. They face a myriad of challenges over the years, from German concentration camps to Rob's inability to find a job, to helping integrate an all-white elementary school in Virginia. Then they must watch as their children face the civil rights battles of the '60s and '70s. Through it all, this strong family never forgets it roots and manages to grow together, using the wisdom of generations.
Original title: No Crystal Stair
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction→ Ethnic And Multicultural