Miss Black America

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Miss Black America

Miss Black America A dazzling fiction debut from the author of Mama s Girl Miss Black America is the warm and tender story of Angela a young girl growing up in s Brooklyn Angela goes to school one ordinary day and

  • Title: Miss Black America
  • Author: Veronica Chambers
  • ISBN: 9780767914673
  • Page: 399
  • Format: Paperback
  • A dazzling fiction debut from the author of Mama s Girl, Miss Black America is the warm and tender story of Angela, a young girl growing up in 1970s Brooklyn Angela goes to school one ordinary day and returns home to find her glamorous and fiercely independent mother gone Her magician father, Teddo, left to raise Angela alone, insists on keeping Melanie s disappearance sA dazzling fiction debut from the author of Mama s Girl, Miss Black America is the warm and tender story of Angela, a young girl growing up in 1970s Brooklyn Angela goes to school one ordinary day and returns home to find her glamorous and fiercely independent mother gone Her magician father, Teddo, left to raise Angela alone, insists on keeping Melanie s disappearance shrouded in mystery As Angela grows to womanhood and struggles to understand her mother s motivation for escaping the bonds of her family, she wryly observes, My father was a magician, but my mother was the real Houdini A universal story that is both finely tuned and elegant, Miss Black America captures the intricacies, pleasures, contradictions, and complexities at the heart of every family Spare and finely told, this novel will seep beneath your skin and stay with you long after the last page has been turned.

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    1. Jen on said:

      Every once in a while I go to the library with a short list of books and find one or more of them are checked out. When this happnes I tend to walk up and down the aisles and search for a book that I have never heard of but that looks interesting. Until I got this book that method wasn't working out, I ended up not enjoying the books and feeling like I wasted the effort. This time was completely different though, i loved this book and am so glad I found it.Great story about a young girl whose mo [...]

    2. Madeline on said:

      A thoughtful and well-written coming of age story, Miss Black America is touching and rich. Chambers captures the life of an adolescent girl coming into her own as a poor black girl in Harlem without the guidance of her mother. While I'm not a big fan of "heavy" coming of age stories usually, Chambers weaves a beautiful story filled with gorgeous language representative of both the time and place. Her voice shines through this novel, and imagery which she paints is stunning.While this book is ty [...]

    3. Wilhelmina Jenkins on said:

      This may be the worst title of a very touching book ever. No, this book is not about the Miss Black America pageant or any similar event. This is a very touching coming-of-age novel about a young Black girl whose mother leaves and whose father raises her, and how she tries to understand what has happened. Don't be stopped by the misleading title.

    4. Queen on said:

      This is the type of book that you pick up from the library, after having exhausted the same genre of books you normally read, and are now looking for something a bit liter than the heavy, politicals you normally read A story of a black girls growing up in the 70's - 80's with a single father, Miss Black America felt unfinished. I thought the language of the main character, Angela, was exceptionally poetic. The development of most of the main characters was wonderfully written. There was just a f [...]

    5. Sonia Reppe on said:

      This is a novel that reads like a memoir that reads like a novel. Really-I thought it was a memoir until just now. The Bronx, 1980: the protagonist is recalling that first year without her mom. It's just her and her dad, the magician. I love the father character, very colorful and fully presented. From the pov of an 11-yr old, the tone is earnest, a little hard-edged, earthy. The story is framed by issues and pop culture of the time.

    6. Rebecca on said:

      Beautiful writing, although slowly became apparent that there wouldn't be a central plotline - just a series of small events. That isn't my favorite type of book; I prefer a strong plot. But every time, just as I was getting frustrated, there'd be that one sentence that was just perfect and brilliantly sharp. The last few pages, in and of themselves, added a star.

    7. Sheila on said:

      A story about 11 year old Angela, whose mom leaves her and her father. The story follows Angela and her father as they try to manage living without Melanie (Wife & Mother). Also it chronicles how Angelo tries to handle growing up without her mother and continually tries to understand why her mother left them.

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