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Soldier: A Poet's Childhood Book Review Summary

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The African-American poet June Jordan describes the first twelve years of her life as her Jamaica-born father prepares her for life as an African-American as he has experienced it. Through Jordan's description of her experience, we also see the early development of a poet's sensibility.
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Plot & Themes

Kids growing up/acting up?    -   Yes Kids:    -   general coming of age story Political/social rights fight    -   Yes job/profession:    -   writer Ethnic/Relig. of subject (inside)    -   Black Gender/Class story?    -   woman's story Job/profession/poverty story    -   Yes Family, love    -   Yes Special relationship with    -   father Ethnic/regional/gender    -   Yes

Subject of Biography

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   writer Ethnicity    -   Black Nationality    -   American

Setting

How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   5 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York Century:    -   1930's-1950's

Writing Style

Book makes you feel?    -   thoughtful    -   like laughing Pictures/Illustrations?    -   None How much dialogue in bio?    -   significantly more descript than dialog How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?    -   0-25% of book

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