Little Piece of Sky

Little Piece of Sky

by Nicole Bailey-Williams
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Little Piece of Sky by Nicole Bailey-Williams

A poignant, powerful debut that combines the deep emotion of The House on Mango Street with uniquely creative storytelling.

Unfolding in a series of tiny vignettes, A Little Piece of Sky introduces an endearing new novelist and a truly unforgettable main character. In the first few chapters we meet a little girl named Song Byrd, who keenly reports on the world around her. She is African American (in a mostly Hispanic neighborhood), unwanted (conceived during an adulterous affair), and poor in the material sense but extraordinarily rich in spirit.

In piercingly insightful prose, Nicole Bailey-Williams takes readers on Song’s journey through life as she struggles against outsider status and intense guilt over her mother’s murder. Behind it all, places of pure joy, “dreaming the hurt away,” and glorious little pieces of sky shine through. Song’s tales--and Bailey-Williams’s narrative gift--are truly words to treasure.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780767912174
Publisher: Crown/Archetype
Publication date: 10/08/2002
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 144
File size: 305 KB

About the Author

NICOLE BAILEY-WILLIAMS is a high school English teacher and has written reviews for Black Issues Book Review, and Publishers Weekly. She is the cohost of "The Literary Review," a book review show that airs on WDAS radio in Philadelphia and its surrounding areas. A graduate of Hampton University, she received a Master's degree from Temple University. She lives in Bucks County, Pennsylvania with her husband.

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Little Piece of Sky 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I met the author a few years ago, very friendly and welcoming. She introduced herself and at the time it was her new book. At first I was a little hesitant about purchasing her book, becuase of it's price. I think that it was about $14.00 and it wasn't that many pages. To make a long story short, I purchased the book. It was the best $14.00 I had ever spent. This story is very capturing and heart felt, I enjoyed it very much. Nicole is a very wonderful writer, her story is told poetically. The courage that unfolds from the main character is amazing. I loved this story and recommend it to anyone.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A Little Piece of Sky is a wonderful book. It's inspirational, uplifting, and will have you crying joyous tears for the main character, Song Byrd. This book has beautiful imagery and important sage advice about life and accepting yourself. I highly recommend this book for anyone, especially teenage young ladies. I encourage everyone to read A Little Piece of Sky. It will make your heart smile.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A Little Piece of Sky, had to be a true story. Wonderfully written, the author writes like a poet. Althoug this is one the saddest stories that I have ever read, I loved it. Do not allow the story's title to fool you...
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I was absolutely floored by A Little Piece of Sky! I just came online to find out where I could order more for friends as graduation gifts and the like. My son brought this book home from a signing by the author and I just happened to pick it up because it had a very interesting cover and because quite honestly it was a small book (having just over 100 pages). I was not able to put the book down it was like reading poetry, a lot of small little stories that come together to tell a beautiful and powerful tale about a young woman who you just cheer for throughout the book. I was definitely moved by this book and I just want to share it with all of the people I love. It is not too long, just a perfect story. To be perfectly honest I don't really do much reading (especially not fiction) so my next comment might not mean too much, but this book is simply the best book I've ever read. It makes me want to read more. I can't wait to read more by this author. Does anyone know if she's written anything else?
Guest More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the book 'Little peice of sky' very much. It is a great book. It is very poetic and is a real page turner; I couldn't put it down. You will love it too. This is a great book for people in Middle School on up, so I suggest that you read this book and i hope that you enjoy it as much as I did.
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