The Sky is Gray Ernest Gaines. Ernest James Gaines . Born January 15, 1933 By the age of 9 was earning 50 cents a day digging potatoes. Raised by his crippled aunt. first 6 years of schooling were in plantation church. Google Images. Had 9 brothers and 2 sisters
represents a typical black woman in this time trying to do what is best for the family.
The dignity of both women is shown.
“The author, while acknowledging the tragedy of segregation, transcends oversimplification of racial issues to find hope in the strong bonds of pride and empathy in the brief encounter between the two women.” - Fiero