Baby of the Family [Tina McElroy Ansa] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Baby of the Family by Ansa, Tina McElroy. [] Paperback. Complete summary of Tina McElroy Ansa’s Baby of the Family. eNotes plot summaries cover all the significant action of Baby of the Family. Born in in a private blacks-only hospital in rural Georgia, Lena is the third child and longed-for first daughter of Nellie and Jonah, who own the local bar.

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Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. The caul is a mystical dimension of those beliefs that reckons a child with one is to have second sight Isaksen.

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She blows it all to hell in the sequel, but her literary voice is spot-on here. Return to Book Page.

Tina McPherson is born in the Black hospital of a small town in Georgia with a caul over her face, and is from day one recognized as a “special” child. As she reaches, Lena loses her balance and begins to fall backward onto the bed.

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Baby of the Family

Unlike the ornery Mudear, the mother in this book is loving, and indulgent, even if she is a little high strung. Views Read Edit View history. But I wish there were dozens and I had them all. Customers who bought this item also bought.

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Feb 11, LauraEllen rated it it was amazing Shelves: Lena’s teenage years were no more than ramily couple of chapter’s, her young years in school was recognized only a few times in the novel and a lot of other stuff that should have been included, wasn’t.

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I wish there were more than there are. This book even peeked my interest into the reality of spirits. It has really helped me thd not judge people lightly and to respect and see others for who they are Now you got to claim what is yours.

Baby of the Family by Tina McElroy Ansa

More identity formation is coming for Lena. Malinda Dean rated it really liked it Aug 11, I like how the chapters were broken bby into either an event, a person, or a set subject and just focused on that part of Lena’s life. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Lena will be raised in a dichotomy of places.


Baby of the Family Harvest American writing Harvest books. It was kind of creepy at times, with the protagonist seeing ghosts and spirits. Mariner Books May 31, Language: Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers.

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Lena is not sure at first why she voluntarily continues the conversation with Rachel but something keeps telling her to find out more. This is hands down fxmily of my favorite books. Michele Taylor-Scott rated it it was amazing Jun 07, Later, the book becomes a coming of age story, which some readers found to be a cop out, but I didn’t find it disconcerting at all.

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