Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

A history lesson introducing 12 notable African-American women (Rosa Parks, Mary McLeod Bethune, Zora Neale Hurston, et al.) in the guise of a story about a special family dinner: 12 portraits in the hostess's attic come magically to life and speak to the nine- year-old narrator. The result is not particularly effective as fiction, since the slender narrative is overwhelmed by messages about ... Read full review

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Melody and her new cousin Lonnie view 12 paintings made by Melody's Aunt Connie of African American women. Each painting "speaks" to the children about their lives.

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