The Ditchdigger's Daughters Book Summary and Study Guide

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This is a story about a black father with five daughters whose dream it was for them all to become doctors. The book describes tehir upbringing which was most full of studying and participation in the family band. The book culminates in the family's success and acheivement of the "American Dream".
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Plot & Themes

job/profession:    -   doctor/nurse Ethnic/Relig. of subject (inside)    -   Black Gender/Class story?    -   story of lower class Job/profession/poverty story    -   Yes Family, hate    -   Yes Struggle with:    -   Father The difficult family member    -   expects to be obeyed in all things Ethnic/regional/gender    -   Yes

Subject of Biography

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


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   5 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast Century:    -   19th century

Writing Style

Book makes you feel?    -   encouraged    -   like laughing How much dialogue in bio?    -   little dialog How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?    -   51%-75% of book

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