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Blue Popsicles

4.44  ·  Rating details ·  16 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Blue Popsicles chronicles the 11 years Ms. Ife spent in the Ohio Soldiers' & Sailors' Orphans' Home in Xenia, Ohio, an institution admired for its palatial buildings, high academic standards and the opportunities all that represented, yet abhorred for its disciplinary treatment of America's most vulnerable children: orphans. Recounted from a child's perspective, Blue P ...more
Paperback, 252 pages
Published April 1st 2002 by Xulon Press
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Rebecca McNutt
May 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Blue Popsicles is an unforgettable story of growing up in a corrupted environment, vividly told and filled with all the events of the past through the eyes of a girl who lived it. It's definitely worth reading and I highly recommend it.
Asha Greye
Aug 20, 2016 rated it liked it
The idea of a Black child ,raised in one of the United States' once numerous orphanages right along side of White children, during the time of legalized segregation and the civil rights movement, was extremely intriguing. That being said I could not understand the author's anger, biased, and resentment toward the Christian people, who put race aside and took in a hoard of motherless negro children, making sure they didn't do without since their father couldn't be bothered with all of the childre ...more
Erin
Jul 24, 2010 rated it really liked it
This was a wonderful book of fiction. It reminds me very much of a book I read a few years ago, entitled "Jesus Land." "Blue Popsicles" tells the story of a young girl named Nancy who lives on the West side of Dayton in the mid-1950's. Her mother dies while in child birth with her 9th child when Nancy is only 6 years old. Her father decides he cannot possibly care for all his children as a single parent and sends them to a children's orphanage in Xenia. Nancy's tale of growing up in this particu ...more
Mollie
Jun 24, 2009 rated it really liked it
I read this book because my biological grandmother, along with her siblings, was placed in The Ohio Sailors' and Soldiers' Orphanage Home back in 1902--not because they were orphaned but because her parents were indigent. I think being placed there at the tender age of six had a tremendous negative impact on my grandmother. But like Ms. Ife she was a survivor. I appreciated Ms. Ife's honest telling as it opened a window to the daily stuggles that alot of these children had to endure without a mo ...more
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