Thursday, April 15, 2010

Leaving Gee's Bend by Irene Latham

"Mama pulled a chicken egg from behind the azalea bush in our front yard and narrowed her eyes."

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Summary: Ludelphia Bennett, a determined, ten-year-old African American girl in 1932 Gee's Bend, Alabama, leaves home in an effort to find medical help for her sick mother, and she recounts her ensuing adventures in a quilt she is making.

G. P. Putnam's Sons; 224 pages

1 comment:

Mary W said...

Ludelphia's character is so well developed in this story. I felt like all the emotions and the reactions by all the characters were authentic. My library has this shelved in our children's section and I think it may do better in teen. Right away Ludelphia has to deliver her mama's baby girl, and her mama takes a turn for the worse. It is up to Ludelphia to do what she can to save her. Excellent book, but I'm not sure how many kids would pick it up.