Youngblood

John Oliver Killens s landmark novel of social protest chronicles the lives of the Youngblood family and their friends in Crossroads, Georgia, from the turn of the century to the Great Depression Its large cast of powerfully affecting characters includes Joe Youngblood, a tragic figure of heroic physical strength Laurie Lee, his beautiful and strong willed wife RichardJohn Oliver Killens s landmark novel of social protest chronicles the lives of the Youngblood family and their friends in Crossroads, Georgia, from the turn of the century to the Great Depression Its large cast of powerfully affecting characters includes Joe Youngblood, a tragic figure of heroic physical strength Laurie Lee, his beautiful and strong willed wife Richard Myles, a young high school teacher from New York and Robby, the Youngbloods son, who takes the large risk of becoming involved in the labor movement.
Youngblood John Oliver Killens s landmark novel of social protest chronicles the lives of the Youngblood family and their friends in Crossroads Georgia from the turn of the century to the Great Depression Its

  • Title: Youngblood
  • Author: John Oliver Killens Addison Gayle Jr.
  • ISBN: 9780820322018
  • Page: 178
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Youngblood”

    1. Youngblood is one hell of a good book. It traces the history of Joe and Laurie Lee Youngblood, their family, and how they change their world. The narrative voice takes a little bit to get used to, but is exactly the perfect choice to really take you into the world and characters of the book. After a few pages, I was completely encompassed by the world. The book is also beautifully structured, each event building on the next to bring you to a stunningly moving conclusion. This book also had a dee [...]

    2. A good book, though I think I would have enjoyed it more if I read it closer to its publication year of 1954 when books on racism weren't such a trite issue. I love these types of books, but I've read so many, and I think the extent to which this book went in on the different sides of racism wasn't as powerful since I've heard the second rate renditions of this sense of understanding. Almost 4 stars. In the beginning it went on for a while without the reader knowing where exactly it was going to [...]

    3. Although set deeply in patriarchy, this book teems with warmth and beauty. It depicts some of the harsh struggles for labor rights in the Jim Crow South. I recall it as a super cozy read.

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