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Publisher Description

Praised as "exuberantly engaging" by the Los Angeles Times and a "beautiful, beautiful piece of writing" by the Houston Post, acclaimed artist Ntozake Shange brings to life the story of a young girl's awakening amidst her country's seismic growing pains. Set in St. Louis in 1957, the year of the Little Rock Nine, Shange's story reveals the prismatic effect of racism on an American child and her family. Seamlessly woven into this masterful portrait of an extended family is the story of Betsey's adolescence, the rush of first romance, and the sobering responsibilities of approaching adulthood.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2010
September 28
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
208
Pages
PUBLISHER
St. Martin's Press
SELLER
Macmillan
SIZE
495.6
KB

Customer Reviews

LiteraryGirl730 ,

Great Read

You can't help but love Betsey. Hearing about this turbulent time period from a child's perspective made it an interesting read. I only wish Shange had given us more of an ending. I felt like I was left hanging...

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