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Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »
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A Little Piece of Sky

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A poignant, powerful debut that combines the deep emotion of The House on Mango Street with uniquely creative storytelling.

Unfolding in a series of tiny vignettes, A Little Piece of Sky introduces an endearing new novelist and a truly unforgettable main character. In the first few chapters we meet a little girl named Song Byrd, who keenly reports on the world around her. She is African American (in a mostly Hispanic neighborhood), unwanted (conceived during an adulterous affair), and poor in the material sense but extraordinarily rich in spirit.

In piercingly insightful prose, Nicole Bailey-Williams takes readers on Song’s journey through life as she struggles against outsider status and intense guilt over her mother’s murder. Behind it all, places of pure joy, “dreaming the hurt away,” and glorious little pieces of sky shine through. Song’s tales--and Bailey-Williams’s narrative gift--are truly words to treasure.

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A poignant, powerful debut that combines the deep emotion of "The House on Mango Street" with uniquely creative storytelling. In a series of tiny vignettes, Bailey-Williams introduces a truly unforgettable main character named Song Byrd, who keenly reports on the world around her.

Synopsis:

Song Byrd, a young African-American girl growing up in a mostly Hispanic neighborhood struggles with her status as an outsider in her family and community and her guilt over the murder of her mother. Reprint.

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NICOLE BAILEY-WILLIAMS is a high school English teacher and has written reviews for Black Issues Book Review, and Publishers Weekly. She is the cohost of "The Literary Review," a book review show that airs on WDAS radio in Philadelphia and its surrounding areas. A graduate of Hampton University, she received a Master's degree from Temple University. She lives in Bucks County, Pennsylvania with her husband.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780767912174
Publisher:
Harlem Moon
Subject:
Death
Author:
Bailey-Williams, Nicole
Author:
Williams, Nicole Bailey
Author:
Nicole Bailey-Williams
Author:
Bailey-Williams, Nicole
Subject:
Mothers
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction-General
Subject:
Fiction : General
Subject:
General
Subject:
African American girls
Subject:
Single-parent families
Subject:
Mothers and daughters
Subject:
Philadelphia
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Bildungsroman.
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20021008
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
161

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Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z
Fiction and Poetry » Literature » African American » General

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Product details 161 pages Crown Publishing Group - English 9780767912174 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A poignant, powerful debut that combines the deep emotion of "The House on Mango Street" with uniquely creative storytelling. In a series of tiny vignettes, Bailey-Williams introduces a truly unforgettable main character named Song Byrd, who keenly reports on the world around her.
"Synopsis" by , Song Byrd, a young African-American girl growing up in a mostly Hispanic neighborhood struggles with her status as an outsider in her family and community and her guilt over the murder of her mother. Reprint.
"Synopsis" by , NICOLE BAILEY-WILLIAMS is a high school English teacher and has written reviews for Black Issues Book Review, and Publishers Weekly. She is the cohost of "The Literary Review," a book review show that airs on WDAS radio in Philadelphia and its surrounding areas. A graduate of Hampton University, she received a Master's degree from Temple University. She lives in Bucks County, Pennsylvania with her husband.
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