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Sadeqa Johnson

Autor(a) de Yellow Wife

8 Works 1,168 Membros 67 Críticas 1 Favorited

Obras por Sadeqa Johnson

Yellow Wife (2021) 632 exemplares
The House of Eve (2023) 412 exemplares
Second House from the Corner (2016) 65 exemplares
Love in a Carry-on Bag (2011) 17 exemplares
A Casa de Eva 1 exemplar

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Conhecimento Comum

Nome canónico
Johnson, Sadeqa
Data de nascimento
20th century
Sexo
female
Nacionalidade
USA
País (no mapa)
USA
Local de nascimento
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Locais de residência
Richmond, Virginia, USA
Prémios e menções honrosas
National Book Club Award
Phillis Wheatley Book Award
USA Best Book Award for Best Fiction

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Ruby is a high school student who is struggling to become the first person in her family to go to college. Her grandmother's glaucoma inspires her to become an optomitrist, but she must win a scholarship to consider college. But then she falls in love with Shimmie, a Jewish boy. Eleanor is also striving to improve her life as a college student at Howard. She falls in love with a pre-med student at her school who is from the Washington DC elite. Ruby gets pregnant and can't keep the baby. Eleanor can't carry a baby to term. Ruby's daughter is adopted by Eleanor and her husband and is able to pursue her dream.… (mais)
 
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mojomomma | 20 outras críticas | Apr 23, 2024 |
The lives in the late 1940s and early 1950s of two Negro teenagers, Ruby in high school in Philadelphia, Eleanor at Howard University in Washington DC. Both become pregnant with a man they love. Ruby is trying to win a scholarship to be the first person in her family to go to college and become an optometrist. Eleanor, from a small town in Ohio, is a Sophomore at Howard and wants to become a library archivist. One marries the man, the other does not. One suffers a miscarriage, while the other is forced to give up her child.… (mais)
 
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baughga | 20 outras críticas | Feb 26, 2024 |
This is a very engaging, readable book that focuses on two young women, Ruby and Eleanor, from very different backgrounds. each with a determination to succeed in their academic pursuits.

Ruby's single teenaged mother decided to pursue men rather than raise her daughter, so Ruby's grandmother and aunt were her source of strength and solace. When Ruby and a white Jewish boy, Shimmy, fall in love, his mother is horrified, especially when she finds that Ruby is pregnant.

Eleanor is from a respectable middle-class family and attends Howard University where she meets a medical student from an upper-class family. The trajectory of their marriage is often troubled by her mother-in-law's meddling.

The lives of Ruby and Eleanor will intersect at the most poignant moment of their lives. I was surprised to learn that lighter-skinned Blacks are more favored within that community. Unfortunately, bigotry, prejudice and hypocrisy exist in every area of our world.
… (mais)
 
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pdebolt | 20 outras críticas | Feb 16, 2024 |
Book club selection for Feb 2024.
 
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SMLDemocrats | 34 outras críticas | Jan 26, 2024 |

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Estatísticas

Obras
8
Membros
1,168
Popularidade
#22,017
Avaliação
4.1
Críticas
67
ISBN
37
Marcado como favorito
1

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