The Dry Grass of August - Anna Jean Mayhew

During the summer of '54, 13-year-old Jubie, her mother, her siblings, and their black maid Mary head from North Carolina to Florida to visit her uncle. Along the way Jubie sees derogatory signs. Jubie's mother finds it hard to find a place for Mary to sleep for the night, she even finds it hard to find a place for her to use the restroom. On their way back home to North Carolina they get into a car accident. They're stuck in Georgia when they see just how ugly racism is.

The book was really good up until almost the end, it didn't seem as solid as the rest of the book.