In the 1970s, I read a sci-fi novel in high school, where the main character was a black girl, a point purposely not made clear until late in the book. It takes place in a post-apocalyptic (is there any other kind?) Earth. She meets a white boy, and they discover a helicopter, which, miracle-of-miracles, works! I don't remember more than that, except that I enjoyed the book. If that description rings any bells, could you tell me the title? (and, yes, I did numerous web searches, but, couldn't find anything even close) Thanks!

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    Good book, black female protagonist, 70s. If it was horribly depressing / brutal, the first place I'd look is at Octavia Butler. – Paul Feb 13 '16 at 3:06
  • "Is there any other kind?" Frequently. As for the book, I'd again say Octavia Butler or maybe Delany. – Covertwalrus Feb 20 '16 at 2:13
  • The Octavia E. Butler novel similar to this, Parable of the Sower, came out in 1993. – Spencer Dec 30 '16 at 21:39
  • Paul: The book I mentioned was neither depressing nor brutal. Covertwalrus: I was being facetious. Spencer: 1993 is well beyond the 70s. Though I appreciate all your responses, I checked Ms. Butler's works, and none are even close to the book I described. – Skaizun Dec 31 '17 at 3:29

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