It’s extremely difficult to write so called “non-standard” dialects. But let’s say you are a master writer of a dialect. It’s still up to your readers to “hear” the voice you are recreating. It’s a hard row to hoe. Nevertheless Patricia McKissack penned a classic. (Yes, being published in 1986 relegates you to “classic” status.)
Flossie is impressively believable; and the banter between the unflinching Flossie and the smug fox she encounters on the way through the forest makes this a brilliant read aloud.
Flossie be chillin’. (I’m just sayin’.)