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- Co-author Amy Hill Hearth describes how she first got in touch with the Delany sisters, who are around one hundred years old and live in Mount Vernon, New York.
- Hearth had first met them while writing an article for The New York Times, eventually getting close enough to them that they trusted her to tell their stories.
- Over an eighteen-month period, Sadie and Bessie tell their life story to Hearth. Each chapter is titled with the name of the sister who told the story.