The Outskirts of Hope
Kruger found her own way of making an impact in a society that didn’t want her. The small town was established by blacks shortly after the Civil War, and although Kruger was small and quiet, she knew how to effect the people around her. While working as a teacher, she taught her students and the townspeople how to deal with racism and equality through literature and school curriculum. This memoir of racial change was inspired by Ivester’s mother on events that occurred years ago, as well as circumstances we’re still living with in the 21st century.
Jo Ivester will be having a reading and book signing for The Outskirts of Hope at Books and Books, May 15 at 8 p.m. in Coral Gables.