Traveling Sisters Book Reviews

“Read the best books first, or you may not have a chance to read them at all.” ― Henry David Thoreau

Howdy Friends!! I hope y’all are having a great weekend!! I am back with another audio review! This one is not quite 2 minutes even though I did have a lot I wanted to say about it. I think it’s a great one to think or talk about after you have read.

About the book

Red at the Bone by Jacqueline Woodson centers around two black families whose lives become intertwined when teenagers Iris and Aubrey, have a baby, Melody. This might seem like nothing new here with an unplanned pregnancy and the struggles the family might have with that, however, this is an unexpected lesser told story. We see Iris and Aubrey wanting different things from life, and Iris desires more than being a devoted mother. Instead of this derailing the family, we see their support and love for each other and how history plays into their lives. Iris flips the gender stereotypes here and leaves Melody to be raised by her father and grandparents to pursue her education. We see Iris’ desires and ambitions being explored here in the story.

To listen to my 3 minute review click below.

brenda · Red at the Bone by Jacqueline Woodson

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