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Mostly White
Mostly White | Alison Hart
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"Blood ties spanning almost a century connect Emma, an Indian Residential School runaway, to her greatgranddaughter, Ella, a struggling actor. Hart draws on autobiographical details, turning her truth to fiction." BOOKLIST "In a world clamoring for diverse voices and characters in whom readers can see themselves, as well as learning about people different from themselves, Alison Hart's Mostly White is a beacon. Through the story of four generations of women, from a mixedrace Native and African American family, our eyes and hearts are opened to a world we may not know, but should." ANDREW WEINER, Abrams Books Many of you have forgotten but our souls bear the costs of your purposely lost memories. Here are some of those soul storiesread and weep for us allThank you, Alison, for remembering the ancestors. ABBY ABINANTI, Yurok, Chief Judge of the Yurok Tribal Court "There is a genius of the heart, as well as the mind, and this book gives profound evidence that the author possesses both in abundanceMs. Hart is not only keeping the faith, but she is passing it on to anyone who shares the epic heartrending and soullifting experience of this booka stunning achievement." ROBERTA LEE TENNANT, Falcon Books "The immediate trust and bond of spirit meets the eruption of soulsearching prose, poetry, and the history of us all. Powerful and dangerous because these women are so real." JERRY THOMPSON, co-editor of Oakland Noir and Berkeley Noir "Hart has written a great American epic, which should be read and discussed for many generations to come." LUCILLE LANG DAY, author of Married at Fourteen and Becoming an Ancestor A family saga: four generations of mixed-race African American, Native American, and Irish women experience intergenerational trauma as well as the healing brought by nature and music, leading to triumphant resilience. Mostly White begins in 1890 when Emma, a mixed-race Native American and African American girl, is beaten by nuns and confined in a closet for speaking her language at an Indian Residential school in Maine. From there, a tale that spans four generations of women unfolds. Emma's descendants suffer the effects of trauma, poverty, and abuse while fighting to form their own identities and honor the call of their ancestors. Alison Hart studied theater at New York University and later found her voice as a writer. She identifies as a mixed-race African American, Passamaquoddy Native American, Irish, Scottish, and English woman of color. Her poetry collection Temp Words was published by Cosmo Press in 2015, and her poems appear in Red Indian Road West: Native American Poetry from California (Scarlet Tanager Books, 2016) and elsewhere. Hart lives in Alameda, California.
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lilpumpkin2.0
Mostly White | Alison Hart
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February 16, 2019 Finally finished the book! Would recommend 4/5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ A bit of a slow start but continues to go more smoothly as the book goes along. Let me know your review on it

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February 5, 2019 Happy Lunar New Year! Happy Year of the Pig! 新年快樂. Today i am posting a new book that i actually started yesterday. The book in the picture above might look simple but the content inside is deep. I will give an updated review once i finish this book since it is 173 pages... Bye for now @ZoeyPeacock @rather_be_reading @Chelleo @CoffeeNBooks @coffeehousepress

lilpumpkin2.0 Have you read this book? If not, please feel free to read books in the comments below. I like communicating with others in the book community. I'll be busy soon so be patient 😇 @ZoeyPeacock @rather_be_reading @Chelleo @CoffeeNBooks @coffeehousepress 10mo
Chelleo Happy New Year. I haven‘t read this one but look forward to hearing your thoughts. 10mo
lilpumpkin2.0 @Chelleo What books are on your TBR 10mo
Chelleo @lilpumpkin2.0 Geez! What books AREN‘T on my TBR is a better question. I have Leah On The Offbeat and Crazy Rich Asians in my audiobook queue and Obama the Intimate Portrait next up in print. 10mo
lilpumpkin2.0 @Chelleo cool. Neat. I have heard of Leah On the Offbeat. I read the first book and saw the movie. man such a good LGBTQ movie. I also saw Crazy Rich Asians 10mo
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