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The House on Childress Street: A Memoir

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In this vivid and piercing memoir of his grandfather, noted novelist Kenji Jasper captures the story of his family and sheds a keen light on the urban and rural experiences of Black America.

Author Kenji Jasper only knew his maternal grandfather, Jesse Langley Sr., as a quiet man who smoked too many cigarettes, drank too much liquor and quoted the Bible like it was the
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Paperback, 240 pages
Published December 18th 2007 by Harlem Moon (first published January 10th 2006)
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In this narrative “The House on Childress Street” , by Kenji Jasper, he explores the roots and psyche of an African American family. Jasper shows family, grief, and love, and trust as themes. I like this book because it can connect to my family and many others families on a personal level. It also gave a little history on how African Americans moved up in power from the Great Migration to the southern farms to northern factories by many during the 1930s' through the 1950's. I recommend this boo ...more
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