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Yellow Crocus

Author : Laila Ibrahim
ISBN : 1477824758
Genre : Fiction
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Moments after Lisbeth is born, she's taken from her mother and handed over to an enslaved wet nurse, Mattie, a young mother separated from her own infant son in order to care for her tiny charge. Thus begins an intense relationship that will shape both of their lives for decades to come. Though Lisbeth leads a life of privilege, she finds nothing but loneliness in the company of her overwhelmed mother and her distant, slave-owning father. As she grows older, Mattie becomes more like family to Lisbeth than her own kin and the girl's visits to the slaves' quarters—and their lively and loving community—bring them closer together than ever. But can two women in such disparate circumstances form a bond like theirs without consequence? This deeply moving tale of unlikely love traces the journey of these very different women as each searches for freedom and dignity.

Yellow Crocus

Author : Laila Ibrahim
ISBN : 0984502203
Genre : Fiction
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Moments after her birth to the mistress of a sprawling Virginia plantation, Lisbeth Wainwright is entrusted to Mattie, an enslaved wet nurse. From then on, Mattie serves as Lisbeth's stand-in mother, nursing her, singing her to sleep, and soothing her in the night. And yet mothering Lisbeth tears Mattie away from her own baby, Samuel, who lives in the slave quarters. Growing up under Mattie's tender care, Lisbeth adopts her traditions of prayer, singing, eating black-eyed peas, and hunting for yellow crocuses in the spring. As the years pass, Lisbeth is drawn back into the white world, earning a growing awareness of the inequality of her and Mattie's stations. She struggles to reconcile her love for Mattie with her parents' expectations for her future, intent on keeping the best of both worlds-until a terrible betrayal forces her to choose once and for all. Yellow Crocus is a compelling novel of love, loss, and redemption set during one of the most sinister chapters of American history.

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ISBN : 1945272821
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Yellow Crocus By Laila Ibrahim

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You Need To Read This Book if you want to dive deeper into the world of Laila Ibrahim. Yellow Crocus is the story of love - a love that is found in the most unexpected place. A black woman is forced to abandon her young son and become the wet nurse for the young mistress of the house just born. She despises the thought of leaving her son to care for this young baby, but she has no choice in the 1800s. The love that develops between these two can be described as nothing short of the love that develops between mother and child. Their relationship isn't perfect, but it develops day by day and over time, each develop love and appreciation for the other over time. This summary will explore and delve deep into the many things this book has to offer. Specifically we will look at the following: * Short chapter summaries to refresh your memory * List of characters * Discussion of major themes and talking points * Examination of writing structure * Analysis of metaphors, symbols and images * A list of quotes for discussion with groups or thinking * Books to read after reading this one Disclaimer: This text serves as a companion and guide to the bestseller "Yellow Crocus" by Laila Ibrahim.. It will help to broaden the reader's understanding of the book, and highlight insights that might otherwise be overlooked. As this is a companion volume, you'll want to have a copy of the actual book on hand before reading this.

Cane River

Author : Lalita Tademy
ISBN : 9781472237910
Genre : Fiction
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Set among the plantations in deepest Louisiana, CANE RIVER follows the lives of five generations of women from the time of slavery in the early 1800s into the early years of the 20th century. From down-trodden, philosophical Suzette, who was born and died a slave, to educated, pale-skinned Emily, whose high ambitions born in freedom become her downfall, we are introduced to a remarkable cast of characters whose struggles reflect the tragedy of slavery and, ultimately, the triumph of the spirit. This deeply personal saga - based entirely on the author's research into her own family history - ranks with the best African-American novels and introduces a major new writer.

The Kitchen House

Author : Kathleen Grissom
ISBN : 1439160120
Genre : Fiction
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In this gripping New York Times bestseller, Kathleen Grissom brings to life a thriving plantation in Virginia in the decades before the Civil War, where a dark secret threatens to expose the best and worst in everyone tied to the estate. Orphaned during her passage from Ireland, young, white Lavinia arrives on the steps of the kitchen house and is placed, as an indentured servant, under the care of Belle, the master’s illegitimate slave daughter. Lavinia learns to cook, clean, and serve food, while guided by the quiet strength and love of her new family. In time, Lavinia is accepted into the world of the big house, caring for the master’s opium-addicted wife and befriending his dangerous yet protective son. She attempts to straddle the worlds of the kitchen and big house, but her skin color will forever set her apart from Belle and the other slaves. Through the unique eyes of Lavinia and Belle, Grissom’s debut novel unfolds in a heartbreaking and ultimately hopeful story of class, race, dignity, deep-buried secrets, and familial bonds.

Flora Of The Silk Road

Author : Basak Gardner & Chris Gardner
ISBN : 9781780769417
Genre : Science
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The Silk Road - a name that has enchanted for centuries. Yet a well kept secret, even today, is that this fabled route linking Europe with Asia is also the most spectacular floral region on earth. Chris and Basak Gardner offer a unique pictorial celebration of the plants and scenery to be found along its 5,000 miles. Embracing Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Iran, Central Asia and China, more than five hundred of the finest wild flowers are depicted together with the beautiful landscapes in which these botanical paradises are found. With an accompanying text giving descriptions of the species, plant families and their distribution, as well as information on photographing plants in the wild, this unique book will amaze and delight not only those with an interest in the spectacular and legendary landscapes that form the Silk Road but also plantsmen and horticulturalists worldwide.

Mattie

Author : Judy Alter
ISBN : 158547228X
Genre : Fiction
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Spur Award-winning novel. Mattie offers a realistic and haunting portrait of life on the plains - and of an unforgettable woman. Poor and illegitimate, young Mattie was introduced to the world of medicine when she was hired by an influential doctor to care for his daughter. By sheer grit and determination, Mattie pursues her dream of becoming a doctor, and sets up her practice among the soddies and farmhouses of Nebraska. During the following years, Mattie’s life is filled with battles won and loved ones lost, challenges met and opportunities passed. Through it all, Mattie endured - and ultimately, triumphed.

The Book Of Negroes

Author : Lawrence Hill
ISBN : 9780385616263
Genre : African American loyalists
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Based on a true story,The Book of Negroestells the story of Aminata, a young girl abducted from her village in Mali aged 11 in 1755, and who, after a deathly journey on a slave ship where she witnesses the brutal repression of a slave revolt, is sold to a plantation owner in South Carolina, who rapes her. She is brought to New York, where she escapes her owner, and finds herself helping the British by recording all the freed slaves on the British side in the Revolutionary War in The Book of Negroes (a real historical document that can be found today at the National Archives at Kew). Aminata is sent to Nova Scotia to start a new life, but finds more hostility, oppression and tragedy. Separated from her one true love, and suffering the unimaginable loss of both her children who are taken away from her, she eventually joins a group of freed slaves on a harrowing odyssey back to Africa, and ends up in London as a living icon for Wilberforce and the other Abolitionists. The Book of Negroesis a pageturning narrative that manages to use Aminata's heart-rending personal story to bring to life a harrowing chapter in our history.

The Wretched Of Muirwood

Author : Jeff Wheeler
ISBN : 1612187005
Genre : Fiction
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In the ancient and mystical land of Muirwood, Lia has known only a life of servitude. Labeled a "wretched," an outcast unwanted and unworthy of respect, Lia is forbidden to realize her dream to read or write. All but doomed, her days are spent toiling away as a kitchen slave under the charge of the Aldermaston, the Abbey's watchful overseer. But when an injured squire named Colvin is abandoned at the kitchen's doorstep, an opportunity arises. The nefarious Sheriff Almaguer soon starts a manhunt for Colvin, and Lia conspires to hide Colvin and change her fate. In the midst of a land torn by a treacherous war between a ruthless king and a rebel army, Lia finds herself on an ominous journey that will push her to wonder if her own hidden magic is enough to set things right. At once captivating, mysterious, and magic-infused, The Wretched of Muirwood takes the classic fantasy adventure and paints it with a story instantly epic, and yet, all its own.

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