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Showing mcelrog 19 reviews. I think it came from a very old list of books with lesbian themes, although I never found one in it except for a strange scene where two very young girls engage in sexual play without realizing what they are doing.

Jul 14, Bev rated it really liked it. Nov 04, Helen Ladson rated it it was amazing. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? I have read all of Tina’s books. Simons Island, Georgia where she and her husband collaborate tbe making movies.

Mar 31, Jill rated it liked it. Paperbackpages.

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She attends school and is able to form friendships quickly, but the unfortunate aspect of her ghost visions leads her to be ostracized among her classmates, especially the girls. Set up a giveaway. There are several mentions of slavery in the poem. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands.

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But above all, she is a storyteller. I found “You Know Better” the only one I couldn’t relate to. And we can see that even though she is only three years old, the gift of her caul has given her a surprisingly powerful intellect that allows her to almost narrate to herself the strange events she witnesses. A lot to like in terms of Ansa’s voice, and her focus is almost more on class than race. Ansa launched an independent publishing company, DownSouth Press, with its focus on African-American literature — fiction and nonfiction.

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Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. I also liked how the patriarch of the family, Jonah McPherson, was a shrewd businessman.

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I love this author, and this is her first book. Jan 30, Mayastlpmc rated it it was amazing. That would have been too bad, because while I can’t say it set my world on fire, it was thoroughly enjoyable, and a little on the enchanting side. She shows Lena the usefulness and ease of finding out information about people. Nov 17, Shawn rated it really liked it. In March babu, Ms.

I was so disappointed; the novel had great potential to be so much better. I haven’t given up on the author, I hope to jump into Ugly Ways next.

Interesting characters were sprinkled in the book; but often exited with no closure to their story lines. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Ships from and sold by Amazon. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics.

Just before she does though, a pair of small hands reach forward and grab thf and begin to pull her into the picture effortlessly.

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Hart 1 Jeremy Hart Dr. Interesting look at a southern black family and their culture. Remember me on this computer. I have had this book for many years and never finished it. About Tina McElroy Ansa. Want to Read saving….


Here is another reason that I’m glad to have finally discovered the wealth of books by black authors. Had the novel stayed true to the plot, I am sure it would have been a great read, but because it deviated and didn’t jump back on track until the end, the entire novel was a let down.

This book was very interesting.

Account Options Sign in. It is quite uncanny the similarities to how I grew up as the “baby of the family” in my home town. This novel came or my reading list from Nancy Pearl’s Book Lust re Tina McPherson is born in the Black hospital of a small town in Georgia with a caul over her face, and is from day one recognized as a “special” child.

It’s not billed as such, but BOTF is a sci-fi book as far as I’m concerned with a psychic main character, how could it be anything but? But it seemed to be missing something; it didn’t seem complete to me. She calls herself “part of a long and honored writing tradition, one mce,roy those little Southern girls who always knew she wanted to be a writer.

Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Borders doesn’t even have the ISBN in their catalog!!

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