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  • Paperback: 118 pages
  • Publisher: Xlibris (June 19, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1436333202
  • ISBN-13: 978-1436333207
  • Product Dimensions: 0.3 x 5.8 x 8.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #10,647,327 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Betty Jean Grant, a native of Tennessee, has made Buffalo, New York her home since 1970. She is a county legislator, former city councilmember, school board member and elementary school teacher. Although Betty Jean has had a successful career in politics, her first love is writing and reading poetry. Langston Hughes remains her favorite poet. This book, 'Falling Through The Crack', is her first published book. She lives with her husband George and is the mother of three daughters and has three wonderful grandchildren.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Annie Mae on August 10, 2008
Format: Paperback
'Falling Through The Crack' is one of the most exciting books to hit the circuit this years. It is filled with prose and poetry that detail the life of African Americans, now and in the not so far past. For those who are not privy to the struggles and difficulties facing these proud and resilient people, buying or reading this book is a must read.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on January 13, 2009
Format: Paperback
From rough beginnings, Betty Jean Grant has clawed her way up to a great life and career. In "Falling Through the Crack" she embraces her beloved hobby of poetry. "Falling Through the Crack" tells her story of growing up African American, in a time when people of her race were considered second class citizens at best, garbage at worst. Drawing upon her experience, she spins excellent verse in "Falling Through the Crack". "Winners and Losers": I was not a politician/Until I ran/I was not a winner/Until I lost.
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Falling Through the Crack is an excellent title and the pictures on the cover convey a strong message about those children that have indeed fallen through the cracks in our society. The map on the cover suggests that those that have fallen become all of our problems throughout the nation. Excellent and I can't wait to read it!Sometimes We Fall
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There are selections in this tome that will either break your heart and/or have you nodding in agreement and/or leave you seething with indignation and/or incredulous, in disbelief...or laughing out loud. I read this book over a 2-night period and, each night, my husband mused he didn't know whether to offer me a hankie, a soapbox, or a sedative. I would buy another book of poetry from this author, and hope to learn more about her. Also, it would be great if (potential) buyers could "Search Inside This Book" on Amazon.com
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