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They're funny: Bessie notes that blacks must be sharp to get ahead, "But if you're average and white, honey, you can go far. Just look at Dan Quayle. If that boy was colored he'd be washing dishes somewhere." And they are wise: Sadie says, "Life is short, and it's up to you to make it sweet." --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
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I highly recommend all the books by and about the Delany sisters and I applaud Amy Hill Hearth for bringing their unique story to us.
I would recommend this book to anyone, it tells history and yet the story is much more interesting than reading a history textbook.
I grew up in NYC area and didn't know Harlem had been a nice place to live. I just loved hearing about what it was a like to be "colored"' very insightful storyPublished 8 days ago by Maryanne Maniaci
Eye-opening account of how a black family made it to the top despite the depression and Jim Crow laws. Heartening and uplifting.Published 1 month ago by Jane Hinckley
This was a good read. It gave some historical insights by these two sisters that were poignant and amusing. I do recommend this bookPublished 2 months ago by Shop Maven
second time buying this book...not the best account of women during the civil rights movement--but an important account nonetheless!Published 2 months ago by GeorgeAnambra