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Your Blues Ain't Like Mine

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Chicago-born Armstrong Todd is fifteen, black, and unused to the ways of the segregated Deep South, when his mother sends him to spend the summer with relatives in rural Mississippi. For speaking a few innocuous words in French to a white woman, Armstrong is killed. And the precariously balanced world and its determined people — white and black — are changed, then and forever, by the horror of poverty, the legacy of justice, and the singular gift of love's power to heal.

Review:

"Intriguing....[Campbell] writes with simple eloquence about small-town life in the South, right after the start of the great social upheaval of the civil rights movement....Campbell has a strong creative voice." The Washington Book World

Review:

"Written in poetic prose, filled with masterfully drawn and sympathetic characters that a less able hand might have rendered in stereotypes, this first novel blends the irony of Flannery O'Connor's fiction and the poignance of Harper Lee's." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"This would be just another unmemorable first novel were it not for its crass exploitation of one of America's foremost victims of racism. [Emmett] Till, and the Movement, deserve better." Kirkus Reviews

Review:

"Powerful....She bares the skin and holds in her chest the heart of each her characters, one after another, regardless of the characters' race or sex, need for pity, grief, punishment or peace." Clyde Edgerton, The New York Times Book Review

Review:

"This is not for everyone because of the sexual explicitness and the intricate weavings of the social strata. But YAs who were moved by Mildred Taylor's books and Alice Walker's The Color Purple will be ready for and appreciate Campbell." School Library Journal

Synopsis:

The bestselling first novel by acclaimed author Campbell is now in a new edition for reading groups. Chicago-born Armstrong Todd is 15, black, and not used to the segregated ways of the Deep South when his mother sends him to spend a pivotal summer with relatives in her native rural Mississippi.

Synopsis:

Set in the recent American past, this is a timeless tale of racism, murder, and redemption. A black Chicago-born teen goes Deep South for the summer and is murdered for saying the wrong thing to a white woman. Repercussions are felt by everyone involved, both black and white, for generations.

Synopsis:

"Intriguing...A thoughtful, intelligent work...The novel traces the yeasr from he '50s to the ate '80s, from Eisenhower to George Bush....She writes with simple eloquence about small-town life in the South, right after the start of the great social upheaval of he civil rights movement....Campbell has a strong creative voice."

THE WASHINGTON POST BOOK WORLD

Chicago-born Amrstrong Tood is fifteen, black, and unused to the ways of the segregated Deep South, when his mother sends him to spend the summer with relatives in rural Mississippi. For speaking a few innocuous words in French to a white woman, Armstrong is killed. And the precariously balanced world and its determined people--white and black--are changed, then and forever, by the horror of poverty, the legacy of justice, and the singular gift of love's power to heal.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780345383952
Author:
Campbell, Bebe Moore
Publisher:
Ballantine Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Afro-americans
Subject:
Large type books
Subject:
Race relations
Subject:
Mississippi
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
Mississippi Fiction.
Subject:
Bildungsromane.
Subject:
Bildungsromans
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Reissue ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
August 1993
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.27x5.50x.79 in. .65 lbs.

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Product details 352 pages Ballantine Books - English 9780345383952 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Intriguing....[Campbell] writes with simple eloquence about small-town life in the South, right after the start of the great social upheaval of the civil rights movement....Campbell has a strong creative voice."
"Review" by , "Written in poetic prose, filled with masterfully drawn and sympathetic characters that a less able hand might have rendered in stereotypes, this first novel blends the irony of Flannery O'Connor's fiction and the poignance of Harper Lee's."
"Review" by , "This would be just another unmemorable first novel were it not for its crass exploitation of one of America's foremost victims of racism. [Emmett] Till, and the Movement, deserve better."
"Review" by , "Powerful....She bares the skin and holds in her chest the heart of each her characters, one after another, regardless of the characters' race or sex, need for pity, grief, punishment or peace."
"Review" by , "This is not for everyone because of the sexual explicitness and the intricate weavings of the social strata. But YAs who were moved by Mildred Taylor's books and Alice Walker's The Color Purple will be ready for and appreciate Campbell."
"Synopsis" by , The bestselling first novel by acclaimed author Campbell is now in a new edition for reading groups. Chicago-born Armstrong Todd is 15, black, and not used to the segregated ways of the Deep South when his mother sends him to spend a pivotal summer with relatives in her native rural Mississippi.
"Synopsis" by , Set in the recent American past, this is a timeless tale of racism, murder, and redemption. A black Chicago-born teen goes Deep South for the summer and is murdered for saying the wrong thing to a white woman. Repercussions are felt by everyone involved, both black and white, for generations.
"Synopsis" by , "Intriguing...A thoughtful, intelligent work...The novel traces the yeasr from he '50s to the ate '80s, from Eisenhower to George Bush....She writes with simple eloquence about small-town life in the South, right after the start of the great social upheaval of he civil rights movement....Campbell has a strong creative voice."

THE WASHINGTON POST BOOK WORLD

Chicago-born Amrstrong Tood is fifteen, black, and unused to the ways of the segregated Deep South, when his mother sends him to spend the summer with relatives in rural Mississippi. For speaking a few innocuous words in French to a white woman, Armstrong is killed. And the precariously balanced world and its determined people--white and black--are changed, then and forever, by the horror of poverty, the legacy of justice, and the singular gift of love's power to heal.

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