Listen for the Fig Tree by Sharon Bell Mathis

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Muffin Johnson is black, blind, and possessed of an incredible level-headedness. She bravely copes with her mother's drunken loss of reality at the approaching Christmas anniversary of her husband's murder.

About Sharon Bell Mathis

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Mathis is a graduate of Morgan State College in Baltimore. She received her Master of Library Science degree from Catholic University in Washington, D.C. For many years Mathis was a special education teacher in junior high schools in Washington.
Published January 1, 1974 by The Viking Press. 175 pages
Genres: Children's Books. Fiction