Girl in the Mirror by Natasha Tarpley
Three Generations of Black Women in Motion

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Three Generations of Black Women in Motion In this vivid family memoir told in the voices of three generations of women, poet Natasha Tarpley sets her own migrations in the context of a long line of African-Americans' stories.
 

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NATASHA ANASTASIA TARPLEY is the author of several award-winning picture books. She wrote Destiny's Gift to encourage children to celebrate their creative talents and realize their ability to make a difference in their communities and the lives of those they love.
 
Published June 1, 1998 by Beacon Press. 176 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Political & Social Sciences, Literature & Fiction, Self Help, Romance, Parenting & Relationships. Non-fiction

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An absorbing memoir of three generations of African-American women.

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Tarpley, editor of Testimony: Young African-Americans on Identity and Self-Discovery (1995), writes most powerfully when she assumes her grandmother’s imagined persona as a young wife facing her loneliness when her husband leaves her behind during the Great Migration;

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In this lyrical and strongly imaginative memoir, Tarpley (Testimony) calls on the voices of her family--especially her mother, Marlene, and her grandmother, Anna--in ""a search not only for who I am to become, but also for who I have been."" In the first person, she recounts Anna's marriage to Ja...

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