Date: Thu, 27 Apr 1995 09:16:37 -0500 From: "Timothy C. Frazer" 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