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Catfish Alley by Lynne Bryant
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May 05, 2011

really liked it

Although this book was compared to The Help I'm glad it was so much more. Bryant did a good job giving realistic portrayal of black characters, they were three-dimensional and honestly appeared to be concerned about them and how they were portrayed. The only similarities between this book and The Help are they're both written by white authors about black experiences in the South during segregation. I would read another book by Lynne Bryant...not so much by Kathyrn Stockett as I don't think she's well-rounded enough to express the black experience beyond her limited view. Bryant gets kudos for doing research and a actually being concerned regarding how blacks were portrayed in her books...she didn't base her writing on her limited experiences or views...she sought to find out what it really means, feels like to be black in America. I commend her for a job well done.
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Michelle thanks for the review...I've downloaded it to my Kindle to read soon


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