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Burlington Public Library F GREENIDG MAY 2021 39851001593319 New Fiction Copy hold / Volume hold Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781616207014
  • ISBN: 1616207019
  • Physical Description: 327 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2021.

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"Coming of age as a free-born Black girl in Reconstruction-era Brooklyn, Libertie Sampson is all too aware that her mother, a physician, has a vision for their future together: Libertie will go to medical school and practice alongside her. But Libertie feels stifled by her mother's choices and is constantly reminded that, unlike her mother, Libertie has skin that is too dark. When a young man from Haiti proposes to Libertie and promises she will be his equal on the island, she accepts, only to discover that she is still subordinate to him and all men. As she tries to parse what freedom actually means for a Black woman, Libertie struggles with where she might find it--for herself and for generations to come"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: African American women > New York (State) > New York > Fiction.
Mothers and daughters > Fiction.
Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) > History > 19th century > Fiction.
Women physicians > Fiction.
Marriage > Fiction.
FICTION / African American & Black / Women.
FICTION / African American & Black / Historical.
FICTION / Women.
African American women.
Marriage.
Mothers and daughters.
Women physicians.
New York (State) > New York.
New York (State) > New York > Brooklyn.
Genre: Historical fiction.
Bildungsromans.
Bildungsromans.
Fiction.
Historical fiction.
History.
Novels.
Novels.

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