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Ninth Child

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A historical look at a Black family's life in Texas, Indiana, Chicago and California from the 1870s through 2001.

The Ninth Child describes:

* My family background dating back to the year 1870.

* My life experiences as a Black child growing up in a family of 12 children in Texas.

* My experiences as a teacher and drug prevention counselor in the schools located in South Central Los Angeles and Gardena, CA.

* The incidents that I witnessed, or was involved in, as a resident of ...

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Overview

A historical look at a Black family's life in Texas, Indiana, Chicago and California from the 1870s through 2001.

The Ninth Child describes:

* My family background dating back to the year 1870.

* My life experiences as a Black child growing up in a family of 12 children in Texas.

* My experiences as a teacher and drug prevention counselor in the schools located in South Central Los Angeles and Gardena, CA.

* The incidents that I witnessed, or was involved in, as a resident of South Central Los Angeles for 23 years.

* My religious experiences.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780595209972
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse
  • Publication date: 12/17/2001
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.51 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 16, 2003

    Add to my review

    Please delete the review that I added on May 14th. Please add this one: Also, in this book, my mother will give you some tips on becoming a millionaire.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 1, 2002

    An inside look

    As her daughter, this may seem biased, but the book was very enlightening and educational. I learned a lot about my family history and some of the challenges my mom went through as a black, educated woman in a time when it was not heard of to be both. Her story will make you want to research your own family history. Or better yet, it will make you want to sit down and really listen to the stories your grandmother or grandfather tried to tell you before, but you never listened. My Mom has always taught my sister and I to appreciate our family history. My Mom encourages the reader to record your families' events and accomplishments so you can share them later with the next generation. Your support would be greatly appreciated. Enjoy!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 10, 2002

    Good Insight

    I thought this book gave good insight into the world of a black female from Texas. It is a autobiographical book. The information is presented in a personal manner. I think it is a good read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2002

    Alex Haley Meet Lucinda Perry

    Alex Haley, the Puliter Prize winning author of the epic, 'Roots', and Lucinda B. Perry, the author of ' The Ninth Child,' have much in common. Haley in his book exposes the destructiveness of Slavery as an American Institution, from the arrival of his ancestor, Kunta Kinte, in 1767. Perry picks up her family's story a hundred years later in 1870, during Recontruction days in Cologne,Texas, where her parents and grandparents grew up. Perry in her tome picks up Haley's thread by recounting the evils of the vestiges of Slavery, whether called 'Jim Crow' or by any other name, she lived through and overcame segregation in 50s and 60s San Antonio, Texas. Her story is universal to the African-American culture of the South during these times. Nevertheless, Perry is the real story of this book. Her ability to succeed against all odds is at once inspiring and noteworthy. Like Kunta Kinte, Lucinda B. Perry,in a contemporary sense, is a true warrior. Read this book and pass it on to your kids. I have!

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