The Second Room on the Right

The Second Room on the Right

by Linda Joyce
     
 

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Segregated Atlanta, Georgia, in the 1950s was not an easy place for a young, black girl to grow up and thrive even under the best of circumstances. Author Linda Joyce, the ninth of twelve children, survived there under the worst conditions. In The Second Room on the Right, Joyce relates harrowing tales of physical and psychological abuse, and breathtaking deprivation&

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Segregated Atlanta, Georgia, in the 1950s was not an easy place for a young, black girl to grow up and thrive even under the best of circumstances. Author Linda Joyce, the ninth of twelve children, survived there under the worst conditions. In The Second Room on the Right, Joyce relates harrowing tales of physical and psychological abuse, and breathtaking deprivation—not only extreme poverty, and undiagnosed nearsightedness so severe that she was clinically blind until her teens, but an absence of the nurturing love that enables some children to make it despite the odds against them. Written with a combination of courage, humor, wisdom, and forgiveness, this book is ultimately an uplifting, hopeful story of a girl who not only survived but matured into a healthy, successful businesswoman and community citizen with a hearty laugh and a determination to tell her story, especially to young African Americans who might identify with her background but not see a path to success for themselves.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781597150996
Publisher:
Chapel Hill Press
Publication date:
09/30/2015
Pages:
188
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

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