The story is beautifully written and keeps you in suspense.
Such love and determination quietly moves in the face of ignorance and discrimination helping us to understand why it is important to remember stories such as this.
I found myself quickly engaged in this book and wanting to read any chance I got.
Love the book, It was interesting,detailed, and the characters were very believeable. Gees Bend is in Alabama not far from where I live.Published 3 months ago by nita
A true testimony of how determination and courage can get your through the worst of times. Family draws a sense of strength and perseverance when at the end of the day that's all... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Mary McAlhaney
I read the book in one sitting. It was fascinating, and kept my attention. The characters were well drawn and although the book was short, it was so well told that I felt satisfied... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Jill E. Lilly
Everyone needs a story like this in their collection! Warm and gentle and so dear to the heart! Irene Latham does a fantastic job to let the reader visualize every character and... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Jennifer R. Hand
This is a powerful story of a young girl that becomes a hero in small, poor Alabama community! Ludelphia is a great role model for young girls as she faces many serious challenges... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Paige Miller
The Gee's Bend where Ludelphia Bennett and her family live during the 1930s is a community of hardworking farmers who struggle in the worst of times, the Great Depression. Read morePublished 20 months ago by southernwriter
I really loved this book! It is not only entertaining but is also so important. Irene Latham sets her story in the small African American community of Gee's Bend, Alabama, and... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Susan Reynolds
Everything seems fine for Miss Ludephia B., her stich is superb but, her mother's coughing is serious trouble. Read morePublished 23 months ago by emme
Wow. What a beautiful book. Leaving Gee's Bend, by Irene Latham, is the perfect mix of great tension, plenty of action, and lovely characterization. Read morePublished on April 23, 2012 by LP Salas