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  • 4 of 9 copies available at Sage Library System.

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2 current holds with 9 total copies.

Summary:

"One of the most prominent voices of her generation debuts with an extraordinarily powerful memoir: the story of a childhood defined by the ever looming absence of her incarcerated father and the path we must take to both honor and overcome our origins. For as long as she could remember, Ashley has put her father on a pedestal. Despite having only vague memories of seeing him face-to-face, she believes he's the only person in the entire world who understands her. She thinks she understands him too. He's sensitive like her, an artist, and maybe even just as afraid of the dark. She's certain that one day they'll be reunited again, and she'll finally feel complete. There are just a few problems: he's in prison, and she doesn't know what he did to end up there. Through poverty, puberty, and a fraught relationship with her mother, Ashley returns to her image of her father for hope and encouragement. She doesn't know how to deal with the incessant worries that keep her up at night, or how to handle the changes in her body that draw unwanted attention from men. In her search for unconditional love, Ashley begins dating a boy her mother hates; when the relationship turns sour, he assaults her. Still reeling from the rape, which she keeps secret from her family, Ashley finally finds out why her father is in prison. And that's where the story really begins. Somebody's Daughter steps into the world of growing up a poor Black girl, exploring how isolating and complex such a childhood can be. As Ashley battles her body and her environment, she provides a poignant coming-of-age recollection that speaks to finding the threads between who you are and what you were born into, and the complicated familial love that often binds them. --from book jacket.
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Athena Public Library 921 FOR (Text) 37813000185630 Adult Non-Fiction Book Branch_Only_3months 06/24/2021 Available -
Baker County Library 362.8295092 .F699s 2021 (Text) 37814003423176 NON-FICTION - NEW Book System_Only_3months 09/21/2021 Checked out 10/29/2021
Cook Memorial Library - La Grande 305.488 F699 (Text) 35178001825143 New Adult Non-Fiction Book Branch_Only_3months 06/16/2021 Checked out 11/08/2021
Hermiston Public Library 921 FOR (Text) 37838000760348 Adult Non-Fiction Book Branch_Only_3months 06/28/2021 Available -
Hood River County Library 921 FORD 2021 (Text) 33892100740969 Adult New Books Book None 06/29/2021 Available -
Milton-Freewater Public Library 921 Ford (Text) 37862000479741 Adult Non-Fiction Book Branch_Only_3months 06/26/2021 Checked out 11/08/2021
Southern Wasco County Library 305.48 FORD (Text) 33892006345392 NON-FICTION Book Branch_Only_2months 06/03/2021 Available -
The Dalles Wasco County Library 305.48 FOR (Text) 33892006664271 NEW BOOKS New/High Demand None 06/09/2021 In transit -
Treasure Valley Community College Library 305.48 F75so (Text) 32220001127253 Adult Non-Fiction Book Branch_Only_3months 06/10/2021 Checked out 12/20/2021

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250305978
  • ISBN: 1250305977
  • ISBN: 9781250826114
  • ISBN: 125082611X
  • Physical Description: 212 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, New York : Flatiron Books, 2021.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"An Oprah book."
Summary, etc.:
"One of the most prominent voices of her generation debuts with an extraordinarily powerful memoir: the story of a childhood defined by the ever looming absence of her incarcerated father and the path we must take to both honor and overcome our origins. For as long as she could remember, Ashley has put her father on a pedestal. Despite having only vague memories of seeing him face-to-face, she believes he's the only person in the entire world who understands her. She thinks she understands him too. He's sensitive like her, an artist, and maybe even just as afraid of the dark. She's certain that one day they'll be reunited again, and she'll finally feel complete. There are just a few problems: he's in prison, and she doesn't know what he did to end up there. Through poverty, puberty, and a fraught relationship with her mother, Ashley returns to her image of her father for hope and encouragement. She doesn't know how to deal with the incessant worries that keep her up at night, or how to handle the changes in her body that draw unwanted attention from men. In her search for unconditional love, Ashley begins dating a boy her mother hates; when the relationship turns sour, he assaults her. Still reeling from the rape, which she keeps secret from her family, Ashley finally finds out why her father is in prison. And that's where the story really begins. Somebody's Daughter steps into the world of growing up a poor Black girl, exploring how isolating and complex such a childhood can be. As Ashley battles her body and her environment, she provides a poignant coming-of-age recollection that speaks to finding the threads between who you are and what you were born into, and the complicated familial love that often binds them. --from book jacket.
Subject: Ford, Ashley C.
African American women > Biography.
African American families > Biography.
Children of prisoners > United States > Biography.
Prisoners' families > United States > Biography.
Genre: Autobiographies.

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