Author Jessie Hall’s new book “Chalk” is a searing portrait of life in America under its formerly legalized system of segregation and hatred in the Jim Crow South

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Recent release “Chalk” from Page Publishing author Jessie Hall is a vivid portrait of life in the black ghetto, and a heartbreaking story of struggle and despair for one black family in the Southeastern United States.

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Jessie Hall is a Georgia native and the daughter of sharecroppers who worked for the US government as a medical transcriptionist and now pursues her passion for writing in her retirement. She has published her new book “Chalk”: a poignant tale based on a true story of life for a young black couple in the segregated South.

“Chalk” is based on the life story of a couple who gave birth to twenty-three children. It paints a powerful picture of the life of one black family living in the Southeastern United States of America during the Depression up through the 1960s.

The book is divided into three parts of the couple’s life together: life in Georgia where they found each other, life in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, where they reared their children, and finally, life during their maturing years where they begin receiving an anticipated and long-awaited support check from the Social Security Administration to allow the couple to live a more comfortable life in retirement.

Published by Page Publishing, Jessie Hall’s engrossing book is a poignant work of realistic fiction and an indelible portrait of life for African Americans in the first half of the twentieth century.

Readers who wish to experience this engaging work can purchase “Chalk” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.

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