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A matter of souls

by Patrick, Denise Lewis.

Format: Kindle Book 2014 2014
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A series of vignettes reveal life in the Deep South for African Americans as they experience discrimination in a doctor's office, lynching, and other forms of oppression, especially during the 1960s.
Colored waiting room
Night searching
Hanging out his shingle
Season to be jolly
Son's story
Time Pamela Ann got kicked out of Catholic school
Matter of souls.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "In this collection, Patrick has written eight stories about the African American experience, past and present. All deal, in various ways, with the often violent indignities that blacks have suffered at the hands of whites since the days of slavery. Indeed, one of the stories, A Matter of Souls, tells of the life-changing encounter of a Spanish grandee with a slave ship. A more contemporary story, Night Searching, tells the tragic story of a mother who finds her son beaten to death. The most ambitious story in the collection, Son's Story, begins when a 10-year-old boy witnesses his father being murdered for attempting to vote. Not all the stories are dark; The Season to Be Jolly, for example, presents a portrait of a young slave who, thanks to her courage and gumption, manages to outwit her acidulous mistress. The stories are not uniformly successful several are slight and a few veer dangerously close to melodrama but as a whole, the collection is compelling and thought provoking.--Cart, Michael Copyright 2014 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Race relations Fiction
African Americans Southern States Fiction
Short Stories
Young Adult Literature
Young Adult Fiction
Southern States History Fiction.
Electronic books.
Historical fiction.
Young adult fiction.
Publisher [Place of publication not identified] :Lerner Publishing Group2014
Contributors OverDrive, Inc.
Audience 810
Language English
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
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ISBN 9781467724029
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