Saturday, February 22, 2014

Small Moments: A Child's Memories of the Civil Rights Movement by Mary M. Barrow

Small Moments: A Child's Memories of the Civil Rights Movement"Small Moments " is a collection of one child's memories growing up during the civil rights movement in New jersey. Close to her heart and a huge part of her life was her African American nanny, Amelia.

I found the book absorbing reading. Ms. Barrow is a master storyteller and you could feel the heart that went into the writing.There's an honesty that at times must have been difficult to put down on paper. Rememberances of her father's racism and lack of familial affection, her own youthful escapades, even the impatience and jealousy common to caregivers that later plagues them; she spares nothing in giving the reader an accurate portrayal of growing up in the changing tide that marked the early 60s and her own love for the woman who raised her from infancy.

I recommend this book wholeheartedly to anyone who has a heart.


SEX : None
PROFANITY : Brief spurts of moderately strong language (B, S, D, H, N)
DRUG USE /ALCOHOL : Adults smoke. Kids sneak cigarettes. Drinking and its consequences mentioned.
PARANORMAL ELEMENTS : A bit of "ghost talk ".

MY RATING :PG -PG13 (For profanity and thematic elements)

*I received a free copy of "Small Moments " in exchange for my honest opinion. I do not know the author.

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