Jill Fortune was born and raised in New York City and now makes her home in Rochester, New York. As a social worker, she has worked extensively with families and children. She is inspired by those families who are able to pass on their history, values and traditions down through the generations. Holding on to their cultural heritage not only strengthens them but enhances others.
She has been a contributor to Kun Chien magazine. This is her first published book.
Mary Ella has a dream which she is reluctant to share with anyone, fearing ridicule. As a young African American girl growing up in the South at the turn of the 20th century, she struggles to see her dream fulfilled despite limited resources, injustices and personal challenges. Determined to see her dream materialize, she refuses to let traditional roles place limi
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