Family

Family

by J. California Cooper
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Family 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 49 reviews.
Courtney Johnson More than 1 year ago
I cant lie. The first time I read this book I cried like a baby. The importance of knowing my family history and being African American made this book really get to me. I put myself within the shoes of the characters and I was able feel the feelings they felt. This book is one of my best reads.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book when I was in middle school, I am now a College Freshman and I was in search of this book. My horrible memory remembered above all, THIS book. That has got to stand for something. This book can take you back and bring forward in you an understanding of your heritage you never thought you'd witness. I recommend this book to my race and all races even if you've got a something else in you. This book is truly hypnotizing and for a breif moment, you are actually back there.
Two2dogs More than 1 year ago
I loved this story, my 1st by J Calif Cooper but not my last, I want to read all her books! This book was highly recommended by a friend now I highly recommend it to my whole family.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
U WILL LOVE BOOK
Guest More than 1 year ago
I first read this book when I was in 4th grade, then read it again in middle school. I can still vividly remember passages from this book, and some of the obstacles that the characters went through. I will definitely have my children read this book. There are so many lessons to glean from it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Beautifully written, Cooper masterfully expressed the feelings and senses of pure joy, raw pain and the free spirit of each character, especially Always and her ever-present mother. Cooper shows that freedom has so many meanings. Well done!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a wonderful book although it made me sad for the children and the life they had to be given. This book is a must read. I alone have read it 3 times and never got tired of reading it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a great story, but far too short.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A bittersweet mix of love, pain, and family. A great read, finished in one day. Nonetheless interesting, a learning experience for everyone assigned this book in my African American History Class (Adelphi University). Thank you Ms. Darling!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is beautifully written. The flow is smooth and on-going, a non-stop read. The novel is set during the time of slavery. It's about a woman (Clora) who wants to keep her family together, but, however, during that time period, keeping a family together was hard to do. However, Clora dies in the novel, but her spirit still lives on, as depicted on the cover. From Clora's spirit, she's allowed you to visit each of her children from the United States to France. We experience the pain and joy of each child. From Always (her oldest child) to Plum (her youngest). Reading 'Family', you will melt right into the characters and you will find yourself loving it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book years ago when my grandmother reccomended it. Worth the buy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Crept in cautiously this scared her she had on a dog collar that was locked onto her neck with a tag on it that said snuffles from her previous owner the collar was impossible to take off a reminder of her past
nolagras More than 1 year ago
I was unfamiliar with J. California Cooper's writing until I read Family for a discussion series at the local library. I am so grateful for the opportunity. Her POV choice, characterization, and writing style pull the reader through from the "cosmic" beginning to the end.There are very few ways to describe the horrific wrongness of slavery adequately. That is why we need the creative strength of Cooper's characters telling their stories and both defining and praising the need for family. Read this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Red nodded quickly, then ran there.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kill them all
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You arent jordan. If you are then how old r u
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Haha awesome pet hobo!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hello...um is this is
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Your not the real jordan
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its me toby is this the right place?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Add me
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"Hhhhhhello anybody here"he wimpers
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hi anya remember me? From hamters rslt 1. What are you guys doing? Are you skiing? Love both snow and water skiing.I am going to colorado for my ninth year in a row to ski this january. Do you actually ski or are you just pretending?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Srry
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
-_-* Throws another water balloon.