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Larissa's Breadbook: Ten Incredible Southern Women and Their Stories of Courage, Adventure, and Discovery
     

Larissa's Breadbook: Ten Incredible Southern Women and Their Stories of Courage, Adventure, and Discovery

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by Lorraine Johnson-Coleman, Lorraine Johnson-Coleman, Katherine Sandoz (Illustrator)
 

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Do you ever wonder what makes the South one of the most incredible places on Earth? As Larissa discovers, it's the awe-inspiring women. In this engaging story, ten remarkable women from rich and varied cultures share their words, their wit, their wisdom, and their lives.

The language of these women "is colorful and nuanced and often poetic, and the folks whose

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Do you ever wonder what makes the South one of the most incredible places on Earth? As Larissa discovers, it's the awe-inspiring women. In this engaging story, ten remarkable women from rich and varied cultures share their words, their wit, their wisdom, and their lives.

The language of these women "is colorful and nuanced and often poetic, and the folks whose lives the storyteller enters and exits are complicated and comic, and at the same time often tragic. This community, woven together by the storyteller's enchantments...is moving and memorable." Lois Parkinson Zamora, professor at University of Houston, made those comments about the stories in Just Plain Folks, Lorraine Johnson-Coleman's earlier work. But they could just as easily have been written about the characters in Larissa's BreadBook.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781558538450
Publisher:
Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
Publication date:
03/01/2001
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
0.55(w) x 7.50(h) x 9.25(d)

Meet the Author

Lorraine Johnson-Coleman, a frequent contributor on NPR's Morning Edition, is the author of Just Plain Folks, a Literary Guild selection. She has been described as "a writer and performer or rare talent" and "an American National treasure." Not only is she a fabulous performer, a wise and witty speaker, and a gifted teacher, she is also a warm and caring human being. Lorraine-Johnson Coleman lives in Savannah, Georgia.

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Larissa's Breadbook: Ten Incredible Southern Women and Their Stories of Courage, Adventure, and Discovery 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this book! It explores and celebrates the rich cultural diversity of the south, through the eyes of a young girl and ten aging women who share their memories...and their recipes. (There are twelve different versions of cornbread...yum!) As the author writes, '...the South was never only black and white, but was always a rich rainbow of ethnic groups...' So you'll find represented here African-American, North European, Italian, Mexican, Cajun, Appalachian, Cherokee and Jewish traditions.