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From the PublisherVeronica Chambers, Los Angeles Times Book Review Author of Basic Black: Home Training for Modern Times May this stirring American voice tell us many more stories.
Jill Nelson, The New York Times Book Review Author of Volunteer Slavery: My Authentic Negro Experience The Sweeter the Juice is a meditation on the meaning of race, color, ethnicity, and family. And as such, it is a quintessentially American story.
David Nicholson The Washington Post A rich, compelling saga that should be required reading in the nation's schools and colleges, if only to prove that America has always been a multicultural nation, even if most Americans haven't always been able to admit it.
Dr. Dorothy I. Height President of the National Council of Negro Women This is a richly textured, beautifully shaded American story which will broaden every American's life. It helps us all understand more fully how and why we got to be who and what we are. Shirlee Taylor Haizlip is a masterful storyteller.
The Boston Globe A family history that startles as it unravels an intricate true story about confronting the past and dealing with the demons crouching there.
Ruth F. Brin Minneapolis Star Tribune The book is fascinating reading...and it will reward its readers with important insights into what it means to be an American, black or white, rich or poor.