Joy in Sorrow, Hope for Tomorrow is a book written by Vonnetta Mayo. It is about a young girl telling her story about her mother, her mother's three friends, and her three younger brothers' experience as slaves on a plantation in Memphis, Tennessee. When the young girl is telling her story, you would be able to visualize the young girl, her mother, her mother's three friends, and her three younger brothers' day-to-day lives as slaves on a plantation. This book will uplift your spirit with its Christianity foundation. As well as enlighten you a little about African American history.