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Summary:

"Coming of age as a free-born Black girl in Reconstruction-era Brooklyn, Libertie Sampson is all too aware that her mother, a physician, has a vision for their future together: Libertie will go to medical school and practice alongside her. But Libertie feels stifled by her mother's choices and is constantly reminded that, unlike her mother, Libertie has skin that is too dark. When a young man from Haiti proposes to Libertie and promises she will be his equal on the island, she accepts, only to discover that she is still subordinate to him and all men. As she tries to parse what freedom actually means for a Black woman, Libertie struggles with where she might find it--for herself and for generations to come."
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Baker County Library GREENIDGE (Kaitlyn) (Text) 37814003347151 FICTION - NEW Book System_Only_3months 04/02/2021 Checked out 05/28/2021
Cook Memorial Library - La Grande F Greenidge, K (Text) 35178001823098 New Adult Fiction Book Branch_Only_3months 03/31/2021 In process -
Hood River County Library FIC GREENIDGE (Text) 33892100732313 Adult New Books Book None 04/14/2021 Checked out 05/08/2021
Southern Wasco County Library GREE (Text) 33892006344379 FICTION Book Branch_Only_2months 04/02/2021 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781616207014
  • ISBN: 1616207019
  • Physical Description: 327 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Edition.
  • Publisher: Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2021.

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Summary, etc.:
"Coming of age as a free-born Black girl in Reconstruction-era Brooklyn, Libertie Sampson is all too aware that her mother, a physician, has a vision for their future together: Libertie will go to medical school and practice alongside her. But Libertie feels stifled by her mother's choices and is constantly reminded that, unlike her mother, Libertie has skin that is too dark. When a young man from Haiti proposes to Libertie and promises she will be his equal on the island, she accepts, only to discover that she is still subordinate to him and all men. As she tries to parse what freedom actually means for a Black woman, Libertie struggles with where she might find it--for herself and for generations to come." --Provided by publisher.
Subject: African American women > New York (State) > New York > Fiction.
Mothers and daughters > Fiction.
Sex role > Fiction.
Equality > Fiction.
Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) > History > 19th century > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.
Bildungsromans.
Novels.

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