Malcolm And Me: A Novel

November 17, 2020|
Malcolm And Me: A Novel by Robin Farmer
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Philly native Roberta Forest is a precocious rebel with the soul of a poet. The thirteen-year-old is young, gifted, black, and Catholic-although she''s uncertain about the Catholic part after she calls Thomas Jefferson a hypocrite for enslaving people and her nun responds with a racist insult. Their ensuing fight makes Roberta question God and the important adults in her life, all of whom seem to see truth as gray when Roberta believes it''s black or white.

An upcoming essay contest, writing poetry, and readingThe Autobiography of Malcolm Xall help Roberta cope with the various difficulties she''s experiencing in her life, including her parent''s troubled marriage. But when she''s told she''s ineligible to compete in the school''s essay contest, her explosive reaction to the news leads to a confrontation with her mother, who shares some family truths Roberta isn''t ready for.

Set against the backdrop of Watergate and the post-civil rights movement era,Malcolm and Meis a gritty yet graceful examination of the anguish teens experience when their growing awareness of themselves and the world around them unravels their sense of security-a coming-of-age tale of truth-telling, faith, family, forgiveness, and social activism.
Robin Farmer is a national award-winning journalist and the 2019 She Writes Press and SparkPress Toward Equality in Publishing (STEP) winner. At eight, she told her mother she would write for a living, and she is grateful that her younger self knew what she was talking about (many young folks do). Her other interests include screenwrit...
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Title:Malcolm And Me: A Novel
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:8.5 X 5.5 X 0.68 in
Shipping dimensions:8.5 X 5.5 X 0.68 in
Published:November 17, 2020
Publisher:SparkPress
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781684630837

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