An African American girl comes of age during the civil rights movement in April Sinclairas hilarious, insightful novel that was named Book of the Year (Young Adult Fiction) for 1994 by the American Library Association Jean aSteviea Stevenson lives in Chicagoas South Side, a neighborhood that acutely feels the social changes of the 1960s. Curious and witty, bold but naAmve, Stevie ponders questions such as what makes good hair, and which skin shade is better in light of aBlack Is Beautiful.a Amid the War on Poverty, the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., race riots, and the Black Power movement, Stevie grows into a socially aware young adult with a burgeoning sexuality and pride in her identity. Learning as much from her motheras strictness, her fatheras steady encouragement, and her grandmotheras strength as she does from her wild friend Carla and her white teacher Nurse Horne, Stevie makes the sometimes harrowing, often hilarious, always enthralling journey into adulthood. Coffee Will Make You Black received the Carl Sandburg Award from the Friends of the Chicago Public Library.There were parties I woulda#39;ve given anything to have been invited to and Valentine cards that I wanted to get. I know what it feels like to want to fit in, to want to be popular. You never stop wanting people to like you, no matter how old you get.
|Title||:||Coffee Will Make You Black|
|Publisher||:||Open Road Media - 2015-08-18|