Yvette Johnson á 9 ree downloadIshed by a major publisher it s a hint to the reader that the story will be riveting Such is the case here my many thanks go to Net Galley and Atria or the DRC which I read ree in exchange or this Net Galley and Atria or the DRC which I read Rocker Babies Wear Jeans free in exchangeor this review You can order it now it comes out Tuesday May 9 It probably says a great deal all by itself that I had never heard of Booker Wright before this I have a history degree and chose at every possible opportunity to take classes both undergraduate and graduate level that examined the Civil Rights Movement
right u This is one of the better books I have read thatu This is one of the better books I have read that a personal memoir with a oray into past history The author did a Sono with Visits from the Seventh fantastic job blending the two into each other a cohesive and moving story about a young woman trying to come to terms with her blackness and learning about the grandfather she never knew She was raised in San Diego herather played Remarkable Creatures for the Chargers a privileged upbringing asar as money but she never elt loved by her mother and never realized nor understood the barriers of her raceThe Mississippi Delta the town of Greenwood where her mother and ather came Heroes Adrift (Hero, from where her grandfather was one of theew blacks that not only had money but owned his own restaurant called Booker s Place He was also a waiter at Luscos a preeminent restaurant in the Jim Crow south Does an amazing job describing the genesis of the Delta and what preeminent restaurant in the Jim Crow south Does an amazing job describing the genesis of the Delta and what was like Chuck and Danielle for the blacks who resided there Some of this is very difficult to read even after the civil Rights movement things were not any better inact trying to shove these new laws down the throats of many resistant whites made things even difficult But as she Escaping the Endless Adolescence: How We Can Help Our Teenagers Grow Up Before They Grow Old finds out when she travels down there searchingor her roots information about her grandfather things were not clear cut she Dogs Behaving Badly: An A-Z Guide to Understanding and Curing Behavorial Problems in Dogs found some goodness even in those sheelt were evil or acted in evil ways The writing is very good and I applaud the author in what I Gray Bishop felt was some veryine and Puckster's First Hockey Sweater fair story telling her trying to understand both sides of the movement Not being southern myself I learned muchrom this book and rom many different viewpoints The book mentions a documentary that her grandfather was in that opened the loodgates making real what blacks actually thought of how they were treated and bringing the problems in this town into the light Need to see if I can Liar find that anywhere The basis of the book the searchor her grandfather s story was a good one I would have preferred of his story Civil rights history particularly in Mississippi. Simon Schuster has a gr. The Song and the Silence by Yvette Johnson is a powerful memoir that tells the story of when the author who wanted to explore the heritage that stems rom a place deep in the Yvette Johnson was a member of my classic lit book club in Phoenix It was with great anticipation and celebration that I received my copy of Yvette s book What a thrill to read her
so beautifully writtenHer book is part memoir part Civil history and part biography of her courageous grandfather Booker Wright She seamlessly weaves the stories together unveiling her eelings around race and Renovate: Changing Who You Are by Loving Where You Are family while revealing aamily secret that helped changed the course of historyThe Song and the Silence is a way into the conversation about race that we so desperately need right now This isn t to sound preachy Yvette certainly is never preachy in her book She is real and authentic about her experiences both in her life and what she discovered in her search Gaffer for about her grandfatherThrough The Song and the Silence Yvette graciously opens the door and invites us in and Ior one am so grateful Circumstantial Evidence for the opportunity to be a part of her community Ariend of mine just came back Lone Star Justice: The First Century of the Texas Rangers from a memoir writing workshop We talked about it on a walk around the duck pond near our houses You need to have a narrative myriend said You need to have yourself as a character You need to have a ocus and a lens friend said You need to have yourself as a character You need to have a ocus and a lens a A Chicken in Every Yard: The Urban Farm Store's Guide to Chicken Keeping frame and basically you can t be all rambly like I often amThe Song and the Silence is rambly It s a unfocused Neither means that it isn t compelling but it s muddled Johnson di I liked this one It is nonfiction that covers much of the history regarding theight or civil rights and what life was like without these rights I liked that this book covered the good the bad and the ugly The research included many different sources and it was presented well ugly The research included many different sources and it was presented well this book It bounced around in time but it seemed to be reigned in tightly I also liked that this was about the author s ancestral roots I love amily history stories So 4 stars Yvette Johnson travels to Greenwood MS to learn about her grandfather Booker Wright who was murdered the year before she was born Her writing is elouent and we get a sense of the man and the cultures white and black of 1960 s Greenwood Difficult to read and impossible to put down Johnson s memoir should be reuired reading Highly recommended I was browsing the pages of Net Galley and ran across this gem of a memoir Often when someone that isn t amous gets an autobiography publ. A Simon Schuster eBook. Is a topic in which I have much interest hence my picking up this book I would have preferred less of a memoir and of a history or sociological study about the Delta current vs ormer Greenwood etc This is just one person s opinion You may like it so don t let me spoil it I don t typically opinion You may like it so don t let me spoil it I don t typically or recommend books but this one has so ew on goodreads and I thought I d give it a uick plug This memoir describes the author s search into her past ocusing on her grandfather who lived during the civil rights era in Mississippi This story examined race and history of the deep south in a way that seemed to pull the la In this part memoir part historical amily investigation the author seeks to uncover the story of her grandfather Booker Washington who lived and owned a restaurant in the small town of Greenwood Mississippi in the 1950 s and 60 s Booker gained brief local notoriety after appearing in an NBC documentary explaining the indignities he aced as a waiter at a restaurant serving the town s upper class whites a job he worked in addition to running his own restaurant in the black part of town As she travels back to the town that her amily came rom she discovers a complex and at times tragic history that awakens in her a sense of the trauma inflicted by the wounds of slavery and discrimination as well as an appreciation or the resiliency of her Operation Iceberg : The Invasion and Conquest of Okinawa in World War II family She seems toind in this investigation a connection to the past that had been missing in her upbringing Arrows of the Night: Ahmad Chalabi's Long Journey to Triumph in Iraq far awayrom the Mississippi Delta where her amily history playedWords So Beautifully WrittenHer Book Is Part Memoir Part Civil
outthe grandfather sgrandfather s as she uncovers it is ascinating His life spans rom the early 20th century through the civil rights movement and with it both the author and the reader learn of the injustice that marked and impeded Booker s life at the same time he worked hard to build a life of success Booker with his central presence in the rarely overlapping spheres of the black and white cultures of the town is known to all and to everyone seems to be a different person Through his story the author explores the trauma of slavery and discrimination of the micro level of the amily We learn along with her the tragedy of a history in which slavery wasn t immediately abolished but transformed into a nuanced system of oppression through sharecropping and segregation laws This book is an engaging personal history and a thought provoking exploration of the ways in which wounds can reverberate through history and society over the course of generations. Eat book or every read.