cover image The Times They Used to Be

The Times They Used to Be

Lucille Clifton. Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers, $12.95 (48pp) ISBN 978-0-385-32126-6

The Times They Used to Be by Lucille Clifton, originally published in 1974, portrays life in the summer of 1948 for 12-year-old Sooky and her family. New drawings by E.B. Lewis help readers picture Sooky sitting outside the hardware store, viewing a television for the first time, strolling with her best friend, Tassie, or spending an evening at the dinner table. ; Jan.