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"Dancing on Black Ice" by Elvira Barnes is the very touching story of a black girl growing up in Minnesota. Part of the story tells of her confinement to her room, then to a home for unwed mothers, which she
describes as being 'incarcerated and defenseless in a prison where the crime was motherhood'.
This report prepared by Marlena Robertson








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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   1930's-1950's Kids growing up/acting up?    -   Yes Inside culture (main char)    -   Black Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Outside culture (society)    -   American Midwest Pregnancy/Child rearing    -   Yes Ethnic/regional/gender life    -   Yes Parents/lack of parents problem?    -   parental abuse Loving/sexing?    -   bun/oven

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   a teen Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Black (American)

Setting

How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   4 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Midwest City?    -   Yes City:    -   rude people

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   impregnation/reproduction Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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