Carroll’s story is fascinating, but art lovers will appreciate the more than 100 prints of Carroll’s vibrant paintings in the book.--
--Orlando Sentinel

 In Monroe’s new book, you get a glimpse of what life was like in Fort Pierce in the 1950s and ‘60s, when whites and blacks were literally segregated by a canal… [An] excellent job in honoring the life and work of Mary Ann Carroll… [and] a must to add to any art library, and of course, for anyone who was lucky enough to have acquired Highwaymen painting.--
--Independent Book Review

 A compelling summary of Carroll’s life and contributions....Readers of Florida history, the women’s movement, and art history will find this book invaluable.--
--H-Net Reviews

 Monroe’s thoughtful, well-documented book is notable for the ways in which it addresses the racial struggle from which Carroll’s and her confederates’ art emerged.--

 Mary Ann Carroll’s personal struggle, in black and white, is a tribute to her tenacity, her vision and her faith in God. Her history reminds the reader of the state’s checkered racial history and what stubbornly survives of that era.--
--Florida Times-Union