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English Choose a language for shopping. Hart 1 Jeremy Hart Dr. I picked this book up after reading about Mudear and the hilarious characters of Mulberry in “Ugly Ways.

Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Hence, Lena is plagued by ghosts and demons. Skip to main content.

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East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. I like how the chapters were broken down into either an event, a person, or a set subject and just focused on that part of Lena’s life.

See all 19 reviews. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. I liked this book mainly for the realism. Tina McElroy Ansa born November 18, [1] is an African-American novelist[2] filmmakerteacherentrepreneur and journalist. No eBook available Amazon.


May 13, Jesse Bullington rated it liked it. This is one of my favs Should appeal to anyone who likes ghost stories or alternatively, Sandra Dallas fans. When I read the synopsis before purchasing the book, it made me think there was going to be a whole lot of ghosts, good and bad, and the nurse was going to constantly enforce the importance of the caul and the formula that she had made. This copy bought for a friend, who knew nothing of Tina McElroy Ansa And we can see that even though she is only three years old, the gift of her caul has given her a surprisingly powerful intellect that allows her to almost narrate to herself the strange events she witnesses.

Considered “special” because she was born with a caul, believed to bestow sight into the future, Lena learns as a toddler that her special powers have more to do with the past: About Tina McElroy Ansa.

In African folklore, the belief in the supernatural stems from old spiritual beliefs that originated on the continent. In MarchMs. I passed it along to my sisters, and they enjoyed it as much as I did.

Lena’s teenage years were no more than a couple haby chapter’s, her young years in school was recognized only a few times in the novel and a lot of other stuff that should have been included, wasn’t. From the moment of her birth in a rural black hospital in Georgia, Lena McPherson is recognized as a special child, with the power to see ghosts and predict the future. The sequel, on the other hand I Fan With Customers who bought this item also bought.

Lena is truly one of a kind. Simons, Georgia 21st-century American women writers African-American women writers.

Jul 25, Lisa rated it really liked it. The baby was hhe with a caul over her head, which means she can see ghosts.


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Retrieved from ” https: Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. It went on to become an elongated coming of age story that concentrated on select moments of Lena’s adolescence. It was a very interesting story about a special little girl who grew up a little confused and a little scared because she could see things others couldn’t.

Baby of the Family. Rich, descriptive writing and an uncanny awareness of the inside life and thoughts of a child, especially a “different” one. Wish I had discovered this story much earlier. This was a definitely a refreshing coming of age story even with the supernatural spin on things.

Tina McPherson is born in the Black hospital of a small town in Georgia with a caul over her face, and is from day one recognized as a “special” child.

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I actually found myself wanting to know more about other characters, as they were more interesting than the mdelroy clips into Lena’s teenage years. This was a very good book.

Jan 29, Sharon added it. I was so glad to find this book in a hard cover version. There are strong correlations in both texts under discussion to the duplicity of the caul.

Here is another reason that I’m glad to have finally discovered the wealth mfelroy books by black authors.