Memoir of a Farmer's Daughter

by Carolyn J. Brown



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 3/17/2021

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 144
ISBN : 9781665519410
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 144
ISBN : 9781665519427
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 144
ISBN : 9781665519441

About the Book

LIFE ON THE LAND: Memoir of a Farmer’s Daughter is an inspirational look at life through the eyes of a black child during a time when “cotton was king.” Carolyn J. Brown shares her story of living on a farm in Northeast Texas. She details the challenges and joys of growing up in a family of black cotton farmers who worked on their own land. Upon leaving the farm for a career in urban education, the author faced different kinds of challenges and rewards which she describes. Also included are strategies that engage children with literature in meaningful ways.

About the Author

Carolyn Jean (Reese) Brown grew up on a farm in Northeast Texas--Paris (Lamar County). Her early education occurred at Powderly High School in a small community north of Paris. Carolyn graduated and received degrees from Paris Junior College, the University of North Texas, and the University of Texas at Austin. She continued studies at Texas State University and Texas A&M - Commerce and was an educator in four different states. Carolyn retired after fifty years of employment. She continues to share her professional knowledge and skills through volunteering in the community. She and her husband, Dr. Johnny E. Brown, live in Port Arthur, Texas, where they attend Antioch Missionary Baptist Church in Beaumont. They have three children, two sons-in-law, and a wonderful granddaughter.