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A wonderful story of triumph over adversity, which demonstrates that a committed mother can, against all odds, inspire the outstanding achievement of all twelve children she raised in a Brooklyn Housing Project. James McBride's story, in parallel to his mother's, offers a rich, rewarding and inspirational tapestry of cultural, racial, and religious diferences.
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Plot & Themes

Kids growing up/acting up?    -   Yes Kids:    -   trouble in high school    -   trouble in grade school    -   committing crimes    -   rebelling against parent's expectations Gender/Class story?    -   immigrant story Job/profession/poverty story    -   Yes Kind of living:    -   general poverty story Family, love    -   Yes Special relationship with    -   mother If this is a culture clash:    -   minority culture living in majority area Ethnic/regional/gender    -   Yes Period of greatest activity?    -   1950+

Subject of Biography

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   journalist Ethnicity    -   Black Nationality    -   American

Setting

How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   5 () United States    -   Yes City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   dumb Rednecks, like Gomer Pyle Century:    -   1960's-1970's

Writing Style

Book makes you feel?    -   thoughtful    -   like laughing Pictures/Illustrations?    -   More 6-10 B&W How much dialogue in bio?    -   little dialog How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?    -   0-25% of book

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