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We Are All Welcome Here by Elizabeth Berg
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Sep 04, 2011

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Quite an enjoyable "read" (I listened to the audiobook). I thought this story was unique - it focused on a 13-yr old girl named Diana Dunn who was born to a mother that was stricken w/polio and gave birth in an iron lung. Her mother decides to raise Diana on her own despite advice to give her up - she is helped by Peacie, a black caretaker with a tough exterior but the softest of hearts. It was set in Mississippi during the civil rights movement - although this was more of a backdrop. Diana was a surprisingly complex character - wise beyond her years and attentive at caring for her mother who was paralyzed from the neck down, but still a child on the brink of becoming a woman who was finding out about herself and the world around her.
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