Date: Thu, 27 Apr 1995 09:16:37 -0500

From: "Timothy C. Frazer" mftcf[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UXA.ECN.BGU.EDU

Subject: Re: Dialect Novel

A few days ago i saw reviewed in the Chicago Tribune a novel about a

oung African-American woman who moves to Detroit from rural Virginia.

There she encounters an English teacher who insists she must abanondon

her vernacular in order to "succeed." The plot of the novel centers

around this persons desire to maintain her own speech and to "get ahead"

in the world at the same time.

I thought i might be able to use this book in class, but I have lost

the review and cant' remember the title or author (thought I remember she

was a University of Chicago grad). Can anyone help me?

Tim Frazer