Sing, Unburied, Sing
A NoveleBook - 2017
From Library Staff
This National Book Award winner deals with the legacies of racism, poverty, incarceration
and addiction in rural Mississippi. Using ghosts and magical realism, Ward cleverly mingles
the pain of past and present generations of a fractured African American family who try to
rise above their circums... Read More »
charmaine_library Dec 21, 2017
A story of hope, and struggle, Ward’s novel explores the life of Jojo, a thirteen year old boy, and his family, as he begins to understand what “being a man” means. An exploration of race, of family limitations, of violence and of legacies.
"Jojo and his toddler sister, Kayla, live with their grandparents, Mam and Pop, and the occasional presence of their drug-addicted mother, Leonie, on a farm on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi. Leonie is simultaneously tormented and comforted by visions of her dead brother, which only come to h... Read More »
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