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Harriets Daughter M. NourbeSe Philip

Harriets Daughter

M. NourbeSe Philip

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ISBN : 9780435989255
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150 pages
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Harriet Tubman was brave and strong, and she was black like me. I think it was the first time I thought of wanting to be called Harriet--I wanted to be Harriet.Margaret is determined to be someone- to be cool, with style and class and to have aMoreHarriet Tubman was brave and strong, and she was black like me. I think it was the first time I thought of wanting to be called Harriet--I wanted to be Harriet.Margaret is determined to be someone- to be cool, with style and class and to have a blacker skin. More than anything else she wants to help her best friend, Zulma, escape from Canada and fly back to Tobago to live with her grandmother.In this charming, humorous and perceptive tale of adolescence, Marlene Nourbese Philip explores the friendship of two young black girls and throws into sharp relief the wider issues of culture and identity so relevant to teenagers of all races and colours.