Blackbirds: Volume 1

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Blackbirds: Volume 1

Blackbirds Volume Set in the small Southern town of Dernier Louisiana during the Jim Crow era Blackbirds Volume tells the story of one summer in the lives of year old Joshua McCray his siblings Lincoln and Rit

  • Title: Blackbirds: Volume 1
  • Author: Andre Coleman
  • ISBN: 9780977379217
  • Page: 171
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Set in the small Southern town of Dernier, Louisiana, during the Jim Crow era, Blackbirds Volume 1 tells the story of one summer in the lives of 16 year old Joshua McCray, his siblings Lincoln and Rita and their parents Robert and Leona The book is the first in a five volume set following one family from 1955 1970 as they struggle with race, justice, loss and the painSet in the small Southern town of Dernier, Louisiana, during the Jim Crow era, Blackbirds Volume 1 tells the story of one summer in the lives of 16 year old Joshua McCray, his siblings Lincoln and Rita and their parents Robert and Leona The book is the first in a five volume set following one family from 1955 1970 as they struggle with race, justice, loss and the pain of growing up.

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    One thought on “Blackbirds: Volume 1

    1. Adriane on said:

      One of the most awe-inspiring books I have read in a long, long time. The emotion jumps off the page and reaches deep into your heart all the while ripping at your heartstrings. An emotional tale of racism and a look at the very similar parallels to the nation of race today. We have not come as far as we'd hoped. The McCray Family is one of love, strength, and the foundation found in a black family enduring heartache and struggle. The history that went into researching the true facts of what was [...]

    2. Redman on said:

      The way Andre is telling this story and taking me into the lives of the Mccray family during the 50's is awesome!Haven't read a good book like this in a long time.I work late and this book forces me to stay up even later just to see what will take place next.I just finished this book today and all I can say is, I want to see this book on the big screen! The characters in this book are like real people.The town even seemed real.I don't know how Andre did it, but he breathe life into each and ever [...]

    3. T.L. James on said:

      If you ever wonder if we as a people have progressed in this society, read Blackbirds: Volume 1 and you will get your answer. Blackbirds is a historical fiction about a black family struggling to live (not just survive) during the Jim Crow Laws. There were many aspects of the story that was great, but by far my favorite is the relationship between Robert and Leona. The love and support that they had for each other is what is missing in our families today.I highly recommend Blackbirds: Volume 1. [...]

    4. Shawnette on said:

      A Haunting TaleThis is the first novel I have read by Mr. André Coleman and I was TOTALLY caught up in seemingly true to life struggles of the McCray family. This AMAZING novel although fictional is filled with a few real-life accounts of African American history that made the story much more SATISFYING. I could not put this book down! The minute I started the first page, I wanted to continue reading until I found out what would become of this strong, black family, who had to wade through the d [...]

    5. Vicks on said:

      I couldn't put the book down, and, being a fast reader, I spent much of a luxurious weekend devouring the story, savoring every chapter. Mr. Coleman has once again used his powerful writing expertise to pull us straight into the simple lives of a strong black family, the McCrays, who are fraught with the day-to-day racial tensions which were so prevalent during Jim Crow. As the story develops, we read how every one of the vivid characters have such distinct personalities, yet they strengthen eac [...]

    6. Tanya on said:

      This book is a joy to read. I realize now why I like it so much. It mirrors the book that inspired my writing career, "Your Blues Ain't Like Mine" by the late-great Bebe Moore Campbell. Like her book, this novel by Andre Coleman, begins in the the Jim Crow south and progresses through the decades to follow. Like Moore-Campbell's it begins with the death of a young black teen at the hands of aggressive and relentless segregationists and follows the family's blight through the changes in America a [...]

    7. Valerie on said:

      Intense and gripping saga of an American family caught in the crosshairs of an exclusionary and often cruel society. I'm completely engrossed with the characters and plot. The attention to detail in the recreation of the setting of a southern, poverty-stricken African-American home in the 50's is meticulous. The writing is so vivid that I can envision the screenplay and movie version of this novel even while I'm still reading it! You must read this book.

    8. Debbie on said:

      Black Birds Volume 1 is a compelling story of life for the McCray family in small town Louisiana in 1955 during the pre-Civil Rights period. The story actually begins in 1938 with the lynching of Robert McCray's brother, Phillip. Fast-forward to 1955 and degradation of blacks and multiple lynchings continue. Coleman craftily portrays each member of the McCray family as completely unique personalities with goals and aspirations that range from Robert, the ditch digger, who desires to provide for [...]

    9. KC Girlfriends Book Club on said:

      Andre Coleman's book Blackbirds Vol. 1 is a wonderful book about an average African American family in the 50's. Through the eyes of the McCray family we will see a part of history that we should never forget. Mr. Coleman's book is a very powerful book and should be read by all ages. He has a unique writing style that will keep you wanting more. D.I.V.A.S. in Training! Book Club gave this book 5 stars! (KC Girlfriends Book Club's book club for AA high school aged girls) Please follow the MrCray [...]

    10. Esther on said:

      Every person in Blackbirds: Volume 1 is so excellently fleshed-out by Andre Coleman that I hesitate to call them characters. To this reader, they are people. Confronted by the daily trials and occasional tragedies inherent in the Jim Crow South. The McCrays, beset by struggles all families face, are confounded by the task of raising intelligent, sensitive children in an environment that is anything but. Haunted by their own past and facing the promise of the future, these people in Dernier, Loui [...]

    11. Kayla on said:

      I didn't think Coleman could top "A Liar's Tale." Boy was I wrong. Coleman does what he does best in this book, tug at the emotions. One family tries to deal with Jim Crow as the world around slowly begins to change, despite the fact some of them are not ready for those changes.

    12. Carol on said:

      This book was very interesting and well written.I read this book in two days. It's hard to put this book down it's so good!

    13. Andre on said:

      Hey GOODREADERS check out the trailer I made for this novel.youtube/watch?v=PWJDyh

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