Maggie's American Dream: The Life and Times of a Black Family

By James P. Comer
Published by Plume, A Division of Penguin, New York, 1989

This inspiring black family success story centers on an exceptional woman, Maggie Comer, whose American dream brought her from abject poverty in the rural South to become the mother of five outstanding achievers. Told first through Maggie's own words, then through those of her son James, Maggie's American Dream is an unforgettable chronicle of courage and resourcefulness, of pride and achievement, of daring to dream despite the odds.