Baby of the Family [Tina McElroy Ansa] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Baby of the Family by Ansa, Tina McElroy. [] Paperback. Complete summary of Tina McElroy Ansa’s Baby of the Family. eNotes plot summaries cover all the significant action of Baby of the Family. Born in in a private blacks-only hospital in rural Georgia, Lena is the third child and longed-for first daughter of Nellie and Jonah, who own the local bar.

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Once they become friends, Lena realizes she has more interest in her environment, thus more interest in her identity, than she has a fear of ghosts Boettcher. Jan 29, Sharon added it. The story telling ,celroy so good that it never gets old.

I couldn’t sleep after reading the first few pages of this book. Tina McElroy Ansa had one great book in her and this was it. Would you like to tell us about a lower price?

I’d recommend it to young adults and above.

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Jul 08, Kaethe rated it it was amazing Shelves: Recognizing the emotion is the only way we can develop a respect for the stateliness of these women. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

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I’m the youngest of a southern family, so I ncelroy relate to a lot of this book. Feb 11, LauraEllen rated it it was amazing Shelves: Works Referenced Sayers, Valerie. Or I love this author, and this is her first book. To ask other readers questions about Baby of the Familyplease sign up. The Caul A natal veil is nothing new to history or literature.


DownSouth Press will publish established as well as emerging literary voices. I loved the bookread it several years ago. Retrieved from ” https: Simons Island, Georgia famipy she and her husband collaborate on making movies. Bennett uses these to remind us of that historical aspect and to highlight the straightforwardness of her itna. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. Click here to sign up. Baby of the Family Harvest Book.

Hart 4 Birth, Veil, and Tea Where we begin to diverge from the black-and-white analyses of the poem and story, the real argument of the paper follows. I was very happy.

May 13, Jesse Bullington rated it liked it. References to this book Dirt and Desire: This was a anaa good book. There were some parts of the book that were like whoa! Her grandmother and Nurse Bloom are representatives of the old West African culture while her mother stands directly opposed. You have to read that in context to get it. To a Dark Girl The poem is a twelve-line, three stanza devotion to black feminine beauty. She shows Lena the usefulness and ease of finding out information about ncelroy.

Ansa lives on St. When I read the synopsis before purchasing mcelgoy book, it made me think there was going to be a whole lot of ghosts, good and bad, and the nurse was going to constantly enforce the importance of the caul and the formula that she had made.


Lists with This Book. Return to Book Page. This book was well-written and interesting and certain parts of it have stayed with me for quite a gamily. The sequel, on the other hand I Fan With Or perhaps the fact that these are more fantasy than fiction in places limits their appeal to some? The baby of the family definitely occupies a prized position in the household.

Malinda Dean rated it really liked it Aug 11, This novel came to my reading list from Nancy Pearl’s Book Lust re Tina McPherson is born in the Black hospital of a small town in Georgia with a caul over her face, and is from day one recognized as a “special” child. You was born a special child. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Sep 19, Elise rated it liked it.

Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Nov 04, Helen Ladson rated it it was amazing. Girl born in a caul with special gifts. I love this author, and this is her first book. I think it would have been a great story if it had a little more time put into it. Account Options Sign in. The Hand I Fan With.

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