Coffee Will Make You Black

Coffee Will Make You Black

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An African American girl comes of age during the civil rights movement in April Sinclaira€™s hilarious, insightful novel that was named Book of the Year (Young Adult Fiction) for 1994 by the American Library Association Jean a€œSteviea€ Stevenson lives in Chicagoa€™s 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 a€œBlack 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 mothera€™s strictness, her fathera€™s steady encouragement, and her grandmothera€™s 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
Author:April Sinclair
Publisher:Open Road Media - 2015-08-18


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