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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Wish I had discovered this story much earlier. Nov 10, Linda rated it really liked it. One person found this helpful. Mcrlroy you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

Return to Book Page. The baby of the family definitely occupies a prized position tbe the household. At last we can rest easy knowing that Lena has flourished into a proud, hopeful woman and has escaped the influence of her mother.

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Want to Read saving…. Later, the book becomes a coming of age story, which some readers found to be a cop out, but I didn’t find it disconcerting at all. Published May 31st by Mariner Books first published Dec 02, Denita rated it liked it. Books, Biography, Blog, Audiobooks, Kindle”. Interesting look at a southern black family and their culture.


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Although I think the author did a great job with imagery and detailed description, I was somewhat slightly disappointed with the plot. Excellent book and it addresses an underwritten?

Trivia About Baby of the Family. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? Ansa is a great author. Grandmama’s painting, “Colored Folks Going to the Beach” needs to hang in my house!

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Enter the email address you signed up with and we’ll email you a reset link. Then, the book shifted into a coming of age story that took up the majority of the novel. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources.

Baby of the Family

D Ronald rated it liked it Aug 25, 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. 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.

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Ansa launched an independent publishing company, DownSouth Press, with its focus on African-American literature — fiction and nonfiction. So we have these women, all helping Lena develop her sense of self as a caulbearer and a black womanmfelroy opposed to Nellie who we can posit deep down just wants Lena to be normal.

I read this when I was coming down from The Salt Eaterswhich I’ll anea the first to admit is a tough act to follow. Ships from and sold by Amazon. I’m not sure I really liked oc, but Mcflroy did appreciate getting a better understanding of African Ame This is not something that I would have picked up on my own, but somehow it ended up on my to-read list.

This focus on the past draws our focus to those forgotten queens.

Interesting and easy to read But I wish there were dozens and I had them all. Share your thoughts with other customers.

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