In 1929 Julia Peterkin's novel Scarlet Sister Mary (1928), a depiction of twentieth-century plantation life, won the Pulitzer Prize. About the same time, she began collaborating with Doris Ulmann on a book that was initially to be built around photographs of African American life and customs in areas of the South designated by Peterkin (1880-1961), such as New Orleans, Mobile, and South Carolina. It appears that changes in their relationship caused this work, entitled Roll, Jordan, Roll (1933) (https://primo.getty.edu), to evolve into a collection of Peterkin's writings with scattered illustrations by Ulmann. It is still unclear who selected and sequenced the pictures. Although this study of an adolescent girl was not used in the volume, it seems to represent much of what is said in Peterkin's chapter on the subject of children. She describes this critical time in a child's life: "Twelve is the age of responsibility, when the recording angel in heaven writes a child's name in a book and marks down every sin against it. . . . Under twelve a child is a 'young child,' and if he dies his soul will not fail to reach heaven, but twelve is the deadline age that changes a 'young child' to an 'old child."'