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Author: Nicole Bailey-Williams
ISBN: 0970018606
Pages: 128 pages
Publisher: Sugarenes Pr (July 4, 2000)
Language: English
Category: United States
Size ePUB: 1778 kb
Size Fb2: 1185 kb
Size DJVU: 1232 kb
Rating: 4.3
Votes: 843
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Subcategory: Literature

e-Book A Little Piece of Sky epub download

by Nicole Bailey-Williams



Bailey-Williams, a high school English teacher, has written a debut that reads like an urban diary, filled with hardships but . As a forewarning to readers who decide to pick up Nicole Bailey-William's A Little Piece of Sky: this is not your average piece of fiction.

Bailey-Williams, a high school English teacher, has written a debut that reads like an urban diary, filled with hardships but also acts of love and kindness, told matter-of-factly and without melodrama. Her refusal to make Song a victim is refreshing, and her ability to convey so much feeling in so few words makes this novel almost a prose poem. The 155 page book is centered on the troubled female character named Song Byrd, and the novel is put together in much the same lyrical and poetic way as the character's name.

About A Little Piece of Sky. A poignant, powerful debut that combines the deep emotion of The House on Mango . A poignant, powerful debut that combines the deep emotion of The House on Mango Street with uniquely creative storytelling, painting a story of survival and healing.

A Little Piece of Sky book. In piercingly insightful prose, Nicole Bailey-Williams takes readers on Song’s journey through life as she struggles against outsider status and intense guilt over her mother’s murder

A Little Piece of Sky book. In piercingly insightful prose, Nicole Bailey-Williams takes readers on Song’s journey through life as she struggles against outsider status and intense guilt over her mother’s murder. Behind it all, places of pure joy, dreaming the hurt away, and glorious little pieces of sky shine through. Song’s tales-and Bailey-Williams’s narrative gift-are truly words to treasure.

Автор: Williams, Nicole Bailey Название: A Little Piece of Sky .

Unfolding in a series of tiny vignettes, A Little Piece of Sky introduces an endearing new novelist and a truly unforgettable main character

Автор: Williams, Nicole Bailey Название: A Little Piece of Sky .

In piercingly insightful prose, Nicole Bailey-Williams takes readers on Songs journey through life as she struggles against outsider status and intense guilt over her mothers murder

In piercingly insightful prose, Nicole Bailey-Williams takes readers on Song’s journey through life as she struggles with feeling like an outsider and intense guilt over her mother’s . Books related to A Little Piece of Sky. Skip this list.

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ISBN 10: 0767912160 ISBN 13: 9780767912167. Publisher: Broadway Books, 2002.

A Little Piece of Sky is the story of Song Byrd, an African American girl growing up in an impoverished Latino section of North Philadelphia. The story is divided into Morning, Noon, and Evening, sections which trace Song's youth, adolescence, and adulthood. Written in vignettes, the story details Song's feelings of isolation, her treatment by an "absent" single mother, her struggles with a drug-addicted sister, and her desire transcend her circumstances. Her way out comes after the murder of her mother when she goes to live with her father, who resides in the affluent section of West Mt. Airy. Although it is the change for which she had hoped, she is uncomfortable in her new environment, and she again struggles with feeling like she doesn't belong. Will Song ever find comfort and see the full potential of who she can be? Find out, in A Little Piece of Sky
Xinetan
This little book had a lot to say. It was a quick read that I wished for more. I’ll advise my friends to read it.
Hellmaster
This was hard to read, it jumped all over the place at times. And it was confusing at times also too.
Naril
As a forewarning to readers who decide to pick up Nicole Bailey-William's A Little Piece of Sky: this is not your average piece of fiction. The 155 page book is centered on the troubled female character named Song Byrd, and the novel is put together in much the same lyrical and poetic way as the character's name. The chapters are short, metaphorically deep, snack-sized morsels that the reader is treated to as they read about Song's struggle to overcome the ghetto of Philadelphia that has made her who she is.

The title of the book comes into play when Song divulges to the reader that her mother, who birthed four children from four different men, used to lock Song into the roach infested bathroom of their apartment when her mother was unable to attain a babysitter. Song would look up to the sky as a symbol of hope and day dream to pass the time away. A tragic event occurs, which rattles Song's foundation and makes her decide to never look up ever again.

Fast forward many years later and Song is a graduate of Spelman College with a great job giving back to the community and a man who adores her, but she's still holding on desperately to her past. Despite her personal uplifting experience of no longer relaxing her hair and the education she has under her belt, there are many old issues of hope and self-esteem that she has to struggle through before she can truly move on with her life.

Works of fiction of this sort are great for those who are looking for a profound, triumphant story. This novel does not skimp on major issues like classism, race, intra-racism, and the power of the human spirit to overcome. This should be required reading for every woman of color before heading off for higher learning.

Anna

R.E.A.L. Reviewers
Reddefender
A Little Piece of Sky tells the story of Song Byrd. Song takes a cautious look back over her life, starting with her earliest relationships and in doing so we read a story of triumph. Song deals with an emotionally unavailable mother and later she struggles with the guilt she feels as a result of her mother's death. When her mother dies, she has to live with her father and his wife and adjust to a completely new, but healthier existence. Unfortunately, the scars of the early part of her life don't just disappear and her half sister and brother are additional reminders of the life she left behind. Even as an adult, Song continues to try to heal her wounds and make a life for herself and recover her lost self esteem. The sky is an important theme in this book and it represents hope. As Song shares her story it becomes clear that just a little bit of hope is often enough to carry a person through the most difficult circumstances.
Nicole Bailey-Williams has made a grand entrance into the literary scene with this spectacular novel. She does an excellent job drawing the reader into Song's world and making them share in her experiences through the short passages of prose. While the format of this book is different from the norm, the author's mixture of literary style and prose proved to be just the right recipe for a stellar debut.
Reviewed by Stacey Seay
Bearus
While structurally different and small in stature, A Piece of Sky by Nicole Bailey-Williams is a poignant novel of a young girl's pain, guilt and survival. Song Byrd is the youngest, illegitimate daughter of a prostitute. Included in this family are three older siblings with their own demons. In addition to her family, A Little Piece of Sky reveals the relationships that Song has with others such as her neighbor, Mrs. Olga and her biological father. It is through them and their offerings that Song comes into her own.
Told in Song's voice, the chapters are titled after her thoughts while giving the reader a look into her life. Two chapters that really stood out were "I Wish." Song wished that she were not poor; that she lived in a better neighborhood with less noise, but for some reason unbeknownst to Song, her mother needed the noise. Song's ultimate wish was that she would be enough for her mother. The other captivating chapter was "A Little Piece of Sky." Representing Song's hope for a better future, this chapter captured the essence of Song's pain in which she vowed never to look up at the sky again. Each chapter is lyrically written and tells a hopeful story of Song while exposing some character revelations. Add to the fact the social and economic commentary throughout and you have a wonderfully written story of a young girl's life in a low-income section of Philadelphia followed by her life as a middle income resident and the transition that followed. Beautiful!
Reviewed by Dawn R. Reeves
APOOO BookClub