STEPHEN KENT by Hallie Ferron Dickerman

STEPHEN KENT

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Another facet of a theme that seems capable of various adaptations, and -- when well done, as in this case -- seems to have definite appeal, north of Mason and Dixon line. The setting is California -- the story a problem of mixed blood. Stephen Kent is a negro. His father had married a white girl, not knowing, until the eve of the marriage, that he had negro blood in his veins. The first child is white -- Stephen is the second, and the mother is told the child is dead. Stephen grows up, knowing nothing, learns to love his brother and admire his parents, and only then discovers his parentage. After a period of despair, he finds opportunity to help his family-- and to work for the betterment of his race.

Pub Date: Sept. 10th, 1935
Publisher: Hartney