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Review: The Black Girl Next Door: A Memoir

Editorial Review - Bookreporter.com - Sarah Hannah Gómez

Jennifer Baszile's mother and father didn't grow up having everything, but, like most parents do, they worked to make sure their children would. As soon as they could, they moved their family to the California suburb of Palos Verdes, even if it meant they had to make longer commutes to work. Jennifer and her sister Natalie attended the best schools in the area, and their parents expected them to ... Read full review

The Black girl next door: a memoir

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This touching memoir from Baszile (formerly history, Yale) competently argues that the emotional distress of the post-Civil Rights integration of the 1970s and 1980s was often as damaging as the ... Read full review

Review: The Black Girl Next Door: A Memoir

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This is a surprisingly heartbreaking book. I find myself continually looking at the black flap, as if reassuring myself that this life had a happy ending. The smiling author is a pleasant-looking ... Read full review

Review: The Black Girl Next Door: A Memoir

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This is another pick for the antiRacist reading group. From the beginning the author demonstrates the challenge of her African-American family trying to achieve the American-suburbanite-Dream in the ... Read full review


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