Blackbird

Summary:

Betty Winston Baye is a journalist for The Courier Journal in Louisville, Kentucky. This strong, sensitive, experienced, competent, and well-educated black woman shares her thoughts and feelings about the influence that family, religion, role models, mentors, and friends have had on her life.


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

The articles in this collection educate, encourage, support, and praise those trying to take control of their lives and families. Though the material has universal appeal, the author strongly focuses on the challenges that face women, in general, and women of color, in particular.

Content Awareness Factors:

None.


Little Kid Reaction

Could not get interest.

Big Kid Reaction

The essay format may be more appealling to adults. Still, the content should not be overlooked for its value in opening discussions with teens.

Type of Book:
This is a selection of some of Ms. Winston Baye's articles and editorials.
Educational Themes:

Individually and collectively, the essays demonstrate that life is full of challenges and opportunity. Those who have found success relied upon family, church, and friends to develo pthe confidence, self-image, and caruing nature that resulted in their accomplishment.

Reading Level:
0.0
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
12 and Up
Recommended Age To Read Together:
10 to 13
Purchase Recommendation:
Buy! This book can be a valuable resource for parents, teachers, and counselors of teenagers as conversation starters on self-esteem, responsibility, racism, role of women, etc.

Title Blackbird
About
Author Betty Winston Baye
Publisher August Press © 2000
ISBN 0963572032
Material Paperback
Genres Biography, Life Lessons
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