Trade Ed. Random House Audio 2010
CD ISBN 9780307748911 $32.00 Five CDs
DD ISBN 9780307748928 $17.50
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2010
CD ISBN 9780307748935 $32.00 Five CDs
NPR reporter Michele Norris adeptly blends the personal, the journalistic, and the scholarly. She uses family experiences as starting points to investigate topics such as police violence in Birmingham and the image of Aunt Jemima. She brings both the intimate and the dry alive with a versatile voice that gives insight into the characters of the people she has talked with and studied. Her emotion brings alive her father's grace in illness and her mother's reaction to white flight. The book hits hardest in its chapters about Birmingham. There she researches the incident in which her father was shot by police, visits a now-dilapidated black neighborhood, and considers attitudes past and present toward race. J.A.S. © AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine [Published: NOVEMBER 2010]
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