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We Are All Welcome Here: A Novel



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Author
Berg, Elizabeth
Descriptors
African-Americans
Civil Rights Movement
Coming-of-Age
Disabilities
Disabled
Domestic Fiction
Family Relationships
Love, Power of
Mothers and Daughters
Women's Fiction
Location/Setting:
Mississippi
Time Period:
1960s
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Summary
Diana Dunn will never forget the summer of 1964 in Tupelo, Mississippi. Violence and hatred are spreading through the South over the civil rights demonstrations that are taking place. Fourteen-year-old Diana is also longing for her freedom. She is beginning to test the boundaries set for her by her polio-stricken mother, Paige, and her no-nonsense caregiver, Peacie. Diana wants to live a normal life but with her growing responsibilities for her mother's care and their limited financial resources, Diana sees little hope for her own future. Throughout that sweltering summer, Diana does not give up her dreams and sets events in motion that will change their lives in unexpected and extraordinary ways.
Critique
Author Elizabeth Berg was given the idea for this book by one of her avid readers. Berg's initial aversion to using someone else's idea for a story was overcome by the strength, spirit and joy of the real woman the novel is based upon. Recommended reading.
ISBN
140006161X
  iBistro
# of Pages
208
Published
2006
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Reviewer's Initials: RW SH DZ BRM


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