Running against the Wind: The True Story of Twin Sisters from Brooklyn Who Changed the Lives of Thousands of African-American Youngsters in New York City

Running against the Wind: The True Story of Twin Sisters from Brooklyn Who Changed the Lives of Thousands of African-American Youngsters in New York City

by Inge Auerbacher
     
 

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Children's Literature - Children's Literature
I found this book confusing. I can't tell who's telling the story. Is it being told from the perspective of the DeSaussure twins or the author, or both? The narrative also switches from first person to third person. Nevertheless, it is a story of the Police Athletic League (PAL) and how it helped two African American girls, Mary and Martha DeSaussure, how they influenced other minority children, and how the PAL continues to work with young girls and boys even today. It is a story of two determined twins who made their parents proud of them. It is a story of an old fashion Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood where African Americans, Italians, Irish and Jews lived together in harmony, helping each other, and watching out for each other's children. It is a story of a truly Christian family who loved each other and served the Lord. A wonderful story in spite of the confusing format and poor pictures. 2000, Royal Fireworks Press, Ages 8 to 12, $9.99. Reviewer: Leila Toledo

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780880924375
Publisher:
Royal Fireworks Publishing Company
Publication date:
06/28/2000
Pages:
117
Sales rank:
1,260,080
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
5 - 15 Years

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