Go tell it on the mountain: and related readings

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McDougal Littell, Jan 1, 2004 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 378 pages
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The story of John Grimes, a young Black man living in Harlem in the 1930s and his relationship with his strict storefront preacher-father, Gabriel, who had moved from the South to escape his past. The story also follows the difficult passage of the son of a stoically courageous mother to manhood amid the family's past from the Deep South to Depression-era Harlem.

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User Review  - Francharb3 - Babelio

I guess that makes sense, too. I'm tired, and I'm beginning to think that maybe everything that happens makes sense. Like, if it didn't make sense, how could it happen ? But that's really a terrible thought. It can only come out of trouble, trouble that doesn't make sense. Read full review

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User Review  - Dan - Goodreads

I very much liked the writing and the parts of the book that dealt with the lives of the characters, but the amount of time spent on the power of religion, the workings of the church, and all that kind of stuff turned me off. That said, I plan to read more of his books soon. Read full review

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