The Road from Money, The Journey to Find Why

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HISTORICAL FICTION

1920s & '30s

Sylvester Boyd

Logline

The Road from Money, the Journey to Find Why (First novel in a 3-part series). Is the story of a young Negro girl growing up in America's deep South, near the start of the 20th century.

Genre

,Historical Fiction

Target Audiences

Age: 35-54

Target Gender: Female leaning

Setting

Setting: Small rural town in Money, Mississippi during the Jim Crow Era.

Based on a True Story

Yes

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Year Published: 2014

Starting Description

It is the story of Estella Reynolds, a young Negro girl, growing up in America's deep South after WWI and before WWII. You watch as she finds the joy of family life, battles to get a good education, and fights to overcome the Jim Crow conditions she finds herself in.

Ending Description

The story ends with Estella taking a long train ride north during the Great Migration and her arrival in Chicago.

Group Specific

Information not completed

Hard Copy Available

No

ISBN

Information not completed

Mature Audience Themes

Language/Profanity

Plot - Other Elements

Meaningful Message

Plot - Premise

,Family story

Main Character Details

Name: Estella Reynolds

Age: 8

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Outspoken, Religious, Strong Moral Code, Underdog, Charming, Confident, Funny, Honorable, Aspiring, Engaging, Faithful, Perseverance

Additional Character Details

Name: Julia Reynolds

Age: 28

Gender: Female

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Aspiring, Confident, Faithful, Funny, Honorable, Perseverance, Religious, Strong Moral Code, Outspoken, Underdog, Uneducated

Additional Character Details

Name: Paul Reynolds

Age: 48

Gender: Male

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Religious, Uneducated, Aspiring, Confident, Decisive, Faithful, Masculine, Perseverance, Strong Moral Code, Underdog

Additional Character Details

Name: Leroy

Age: 10

Gender: Male

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Outspoken, Sarcastic, Uneducated, Adventurous, Confident, Funny, Masculine

Logline

The Road from Money, the Journey to Find Why (First novel in a 3-part series). Is the story of a young Negro girl growing up in America's deep South, near the start of the 20th century.

Short Summary

It is the story of Estella Reynolds, a young Negro girl, growing up in America's deep South after WWI and before WWII. You watch as she finds the joy of family life, battles to get a good education, and fights to overcome the Jim Crow conditions she finds herself in.


The story ends with Estella taking a long train ride north during the Great Migration and her arrival in Chicago.

Development Pitch

About The Author

Core Theme

,Family story

Characters

Main Character

Name: Estella Reynolds

Age: 8

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Outspoken, Religious, Strong Moral Code, Underdog, Charming, Confident, Funny, Honorable, Aspiring, Engaging, Faithful, Perseverance

Character 1

Name: Julia Reynolds

Age: 28

Gender: Female

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Aspiring, Confident, Faithful, Funny, Honorable, Perseverance, Religious, Strong Moral Code, Outspoken, Underdog, Uneducated

Character 2

Name: Paul Reynolds

Age: 48

Gender: Male

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Religious, Uneducated, Aspiring, Confident, Decisive, Faithful, Masculine, Perseverance, Strong Moral Code, Underdog

Character 3

Name: Leroy

Age: 10

Gender: Male

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Outspoken, Sarcastic, Uneducated, Adventurous, Confident, Funny, Masculine

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