Thursday, October 9, 2014
Mackie Coleman Jennings
Mackie Coleman was born in the 30s in rural Tennessee. Probably not exactly the best for a young black girl. But Mackie not only survived, she learned from her experiences to thrive and prosper in her small town. She became a well loved and respected teacher in her community. When she retired she decided to share her experiences by writing her story for future generations to learn from.
The author has written the story from her own personal experiences and her authentic voice shines through. Readers will be given a glimpse into the author's life and will leave feeling like they know her. The book showcases a bit of the history of Waverly and Gorman and looks into what life was like for the people during that time period. I enjoyed the personal touches to the story and was fascinated by the pieces of history about my home state. This book would work well with a school curriculum on local history or for black history month.
I received this book free of charge from the author in exchange for my honest review.
*For some reason Amazon has the front and back of this showing as the cover. I couldn't find another photo of the book online.