Sister Katie

by Doris Hunt-Jorden



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/15/2004

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 294
ISBN : 9781418440169
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 294
ISBN : 9781418440152
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : E-Book
Page Count : 294
ISBN : 9781418458713

About the Book

Sister Katie is a well-written model of how Negroes lived during the post depression era (1939), displaying the unity of the Negro people through ritual, religion, myth, and struggle for survival.  A story about people who show courage through their actions and respect for other human beings.  Filled with historical context and events that lead the characters to act and or react, it shows the subtle beginnings of a developing race-relations.  Through a third person narrative with heavy internal perception given of these amazing characters, the story shows the horrors of segregation, specifically how acts of negligence, abuse, and discrimination infects the mind, creating a environment for mayhem.

The good versus evil theme in this story appeals to all ages, sexes and cultures.  The high-spirited characters leave you exhilarated and excited.  A truly tremendous book with many benefits: entertainment, and or a model of instruction for literature or a supplement for English and reading classes as well.  A book guaranteed to keep you reading until... and dreading the inevitable ending.

This is the book to curl up with, this is the book you will read again and again.

About the Author

Doris Hunt-Jorden, a graduate of Columbia College of Chicago and a certified Story Workshop Director, teaches English Composition, Literacy, and Fiction Writing classes and worked as a writing consultant for secondary education classes, teaching in tandem. Hunt-Jorden has published in various literary magazines in Chicago and New York. She is a winner of an Illinois Arts Council fellowship and two CAAP awards. Being born in Missouri is what she credits as inspirational fodder, the oral telling of everyday events, the richness of the land, and the warmth of the people. She has taught at Columbia College and Northeastern University, and currently teaches at Malcolm X College in Adult Education.