Big Girls Don't Cry Book Summary and Study Guide

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This book review is about a young black woman who struggles with race relations. She came from a humble background with parents who lived modestly for a middle income family. Even though she was sheltered from some effects of racism, she witnessed the hatred toward people or color. She learned early in life that there were different standards for people of color and had to excel harder to be ten times better than white people. During her teenager years, she lost her brother because of his participation in the civil rights movement.
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She suffered deep depression and frustration over this lost. She went to college but realized that she would be faced with the same kind of racism that she had seen as a child. She began to let her depression to get the best of her and started to used drugs. Before she actually self destruct, she had to decide on what road she would take for her future.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   1930's-1950's Political/social activism    -   Yes Plotlet:    -   racism!!!! Ethnic/Regional/Religion    -   Black people in America/Europe Other aspects:    -   story of the poor Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Ethnic/regional/gender life    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   writer Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Black (American)


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   5 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only

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