The Road from Money, The Journey to find Why...


The Road from Money  takes you on a journey to the small town of Money, Mississippi; just after the turn of the 20th century. It is the story of Estella Reynolds, a young African American girl, growing up in America's deep South. You follow her as she faces racism, segregation, exploration, brutality and poverty. You watch as she finds the joy of family life, battles to get a good education, finds her first love and above all, tries to figure out why things are the way they are. You enter a time after World War I and before the start of World War II. A time when automobiles were new an planes had just taken to the sky. The story is set in the backdrop of the Great Depression, the Great Dust Bowl, a big flood, prohibition, and a time when Herbert Hoover and Franklin Roosevelt were President. It was a time that highlighted many of the weaknesses of America.

The Road from Money received a FIVE STAR BOOK REVIEW - Readers Favorite

Although a work of fiction, it is a story athat has deep factual roots in the African American experience. Superbly crafted from beginning to end, The Road from Money: A Journey to Find Why?  is as thoughtful and thought-provoking as it is solidly entertaining throughout making it very highly recommended for personal reading lists and community library general fiction collections.


James A. Cox, Editor in Chief, The Midwest Book Review

The Road from Money, The Journey Continues...

The second novel of the trilogy of The Road from Money... begins in 1937, as Estella arrives in Chicago, during the Great Migration north for millions of African Americans. Seeing the difference between a big city and a small rural town, Estella finds it both exciting and challenging. She soon realizes that racism is not just in the south, it exists everywhere. Set in the backdrop of Chicago’s Bronzeville community, the Harlem of Chicago, during the years of 1937 through 1955; the reader will feel the beat of the city’s night clubs, the sound of church choirs, the dangers of a big city, and the emotions of a nation at war. Estella and her family find love, discrimination and opportunities. They live and work together to overcome the obstacles placed before them.

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