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San Antonio, Texas, on 11-11-2020
The White Plains Women's Club's 100th Anniversary
Annual author's luncheon guest speaker
My favorite independent booksellers: Roy and Yvonne, proprietors of the Village Bookstore in Pleasantville, NY! [ https://www.facebook.com/The-Village-Bookstore-of-Pleasantville-NY-139184492776634/ ]
"THE PRIMARY LESSONS THAT CREATED A WRITER" - ANN CEFOLA INTERVIEWS SARAH BRACEY WHITE
“When the Jim Crow South welcomed Sarah Bracey White with a hard slap, the plucky if bewildered young girl found her power in books and, later, in writing. Here’s an interview with the memoirist whosePrimary Lessons (Cavan-Kerry Press, 2013), in its fourth printing, is helping heal the wounds of segregation in a small — and never to be forgotten — South Carolina town.’
Southern Literary Review, October 7, 2015
January 27, 2015 by Tagged Primary Lessons, Sarah Bracey White
January 26, 2015by
Sarah Bracey White, South Carolina Council of Teachers of English Conference (Kiawah Island Resort, SC), Friday, January 30th , Sarah will be exhibiting Primary Lessons at the conference
Sarah Bracey White, Sumter County Public Library (111 N. Harvin Street, Sumter, SC), Saturday, January 31st, 3-5 p, Sarah will present Primary Lessons at the Annual Local Authors’ Fair
Posted in CKP Events Tagged Kevin Carey, Primary Lessons, Robin Silbergleid, Sarah Bracey White
January 19, 2015by
Events Sarah Bracey White, Village of Hastings on Hudson Monday January 19th at 10 am Keynote Speaker at 3rd Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Breakfast
Posted in CKP Events Tagged Sarah Bracey White
January 13, 2015by
“A skinny, brown-skinned girl sits on the porch of a weathered gray house in South Carolina. Pencil in hand, she writes a letter to another 12 year old in South Dakota — trying to make a pale-skinned version of herself understand what it’s like to live in a place where everyone who has power over you is white, and they all seem to hate you.”
Posted in CavanKerry: Behind the Scenes, Track a Book Tagged Primary Lessons, Sarah Bracey White
News and Events: Week of November 10th
November 10, 2014by
Events Sarah Bracey White, Greenburgh Public Library, (Elmsford, NY) Wednesday, November 12th at 12am Book group talk Monthly reading group discussing Primary Lessons
Posted in CKP Events Tagged Joseph O. Legaspi, Sarah Bracey White, Shira Dentz
November 4, 2014by
Chapter Eight from Primary Lessons “Nah-nah-nah-nah-nah, Sa-rah-can’t-go-to-real-school.” Sandra has found yet another weapon to use against me. “Stop teasing your sister,” Mama says. “You’re too big for that kind of foolishness.” “She started it,” Sandra answers. “Always acting like she’s better than us.” Continue reading
Posted in For Florenz Eisman Tagged Florenz Eisman, Primary Lessons, Sarah Bracey White
October 6, 2014by
Sarah Bracey White, Bethel Baptist Church (Port Chester, NY), Sunday, October 12th, Women’s Day Book Event
Posted in CKP Events Tagged Joan Seliger Sidney, Sarah Bracey White, Teresa Carson
February 11, 2014by
Women Around Town has included Primary Lessons on their “Best Books For Celebrating Black History Month” list. Congrats Sarah Bracey White!
The Best Books for Celebrating Black History Month
Thursday, February 6th, 2014, by Michall Jeffers on Reading Around
"Primary Lessons: A Memoir" illustrates the journey the author took to being recognized for her intelligence and talent, rather than being defined by the color of her skin. Sarah Bracey White’s story parallels that of the quest for freedom and equality by a generation that was fired by Dr. Martin Luther King’s Dream. At the age of five, she was forced to leave a comfortable middle-class home with a surrogate family in Philadelphia, and required to deal with the issues of being part of a single parent home in South Carolina. The strictures of the Jim Crow laws chafed young Sarah’s soaring spirit, and her mother’s admonitions of how she had to behave largely fell on deaf ears. When Sarah was seventeen, her mother died, and with her death, Sarah had to rethink her place in an ever-changing world. The fact that she was in college in Baltimore in 1963 put her close to the historic March on Washington, which reaffirmed her belief in herself and the knowledge that she was meant to be much more than white society seemed to dictate.
Posted in From the web, Reviews Tagged Primary Lessons, Sarah Bracey White
December 12, 2013by
Congrats to Sarah Bracey White! Primary Lessons was picked as a 2013 “Memoir We Love” by Women’s Voice for Change.
Primary Lessons, by Sarah Bracey White. After a stay with a strong and loving aunt in a comfortable home in middle-class Philadelphia, young Sarah was transplanted to the segregated South of the 50s and 60s to live with her single mother, who has chosen keeping her children safe over breaking out of the crushing social system. White, now a motivational speaker, never lost her determination or sense of self or her powers of expression, as this lauded volume attests.
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“Primary Lessons” Reviewed by Vicki Hudson
Posted on December 5, 2013by CavanKerry Press
The story presents well how young children learn to interact with their world based upon those decisions they make when small about how their world works and how to protect themselves from hurt. There is a great deal of hurt in Primary Lessons. The harsh impact racism had and continues to have in this country is ever-present. Visit www.vikihudson.com for the full review
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