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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Teaser Tuesdays: The Warmth of Other Suns

Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by Should Be Reading.

Grab your current read. Open to a random page. Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page. BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!) Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson

"One Sunday, a colored minister in Tampa, Florida, advised from the pulpit that his flock stay in the South. He was 'stabbed the next day for doing so.'"

The plight of African-Americans in the South in the post-reconstruction Jim Crow days was risky and fraught with danger. Although it was unusual that the danger come from their own people, as in this instance, but it just goes to show how volatile an issue it was.

1 comment:

nomadreader said...

I really want to read this one. I'm deciding if I should read it in print or listen to the audio.