[Reading] ➿ Mourners Bench By Sanderia Faye – Loanexpress.us

Mourners Bench At The First Baptist Church Of Maeby, Arkansas, The Sins Of The Child Belonged To The Parents Until The Child Turned Thirteen Sarah Jones Was Only Eight Years Old In The Summer Of 1964, But With Her Mother Esther Mae On Eight Prayer Lists And Flipping Around Town With The Generally Mistrusted Civil Rights Organizers, Sarah Believed It Was Time To Get Baptized And Take Responsibility For Her Own Sins That Would Mean Sitting On The Mourner S Bench Come Revival, Waiting For Her Sign, And Then Testifying In Front Of The Whole Church.But First, Sarah Would Need To Navigate The Growing Tensions Of Small Town Arkansas In The 1960s Both Smarter And Serious Than Her Years A Fifty Year Old Mind In An Eight Year Old Body, According To Esther , Sarah Was Torn Between The Traditions, Religion, And Work Ethic Of Her Community And The Progressive Civil Rights And Feminist Politics Of Her Mother, Who Had Recently Returned From Art School In Chicago When Organizers From The Student Non Violent Coordinating Committee SNCC Came To Town Just As The Revival Was Beginning, Sarah Couldn T Help But Be Caught Up In The Turmoil Most Folks Just Wanted To Keep The Peace, And Reverend Jefferson Called The SNCC Organizers The Evil Among Us But Her Mother, Along With Local Civil Rights Activist Carrie Dilworth, The SNCC Organizers, Daisy Bates, Attorney John Walker, And Indeed Most Of The Country, Seemed Determined To Push Maeby Toward Integration.With Characters As Vibrant And Evocative As Their Setting, Mourner S Bench Is The Story Of A Young Girl Coming To Terms With Religion, Racism, And Feminism While Also Navigating The Terrain Of Early Adolescence And Trying To Settle Into Her Place In Her Family And Community.

[Reading] ➿ Mourners Bench  By Sanderia Faye – Loanexpress.us
  • Paperback
  • 372 pages
  • Mourners Bench
  • Sanderia Faye
  • English
  • 02 December 2017
  • 1557286787

    10 thoughts on “[Reading] ➿ Mourners Bench By Sanderia Faye – Loanexpress.us


  1. says:

    Mourner s Bench, a novel by Sanderia Faye, is an amazing, heartfelt story about Sarah, a young girl growing up in a small rural town in Arkansas The story is focused on her journey to religious salvation during the highly turbulent times of the civil rights movement Sanderia Faye does an awesome job providing insight into the mind of this young girl and capturing the essence of her inner struggles with family dynamics, and her relationship with God Sarah is a young girl with an old soul and a Mourner s Bench, a novel by Sanderia Faye, is an amazing, heartfelt story about Sarah, a young girl growing up in a small rural town in Arkansas The story is focused on her journey to religious salvation during the highly turbulent times of the civil rights movement Sanderia Faye does an awesome job providing insight into the mind of this young girl and capturing the essence of her inner struggles with family dynamics, and her relationship with God Sarah...


  2. says:

    A phenomenal debut novel that seamlessly blends research with narrative I learned so much about the Civil Rights movement from this book, but the narrative was so compelling it never felt didactic I also had the privilege of hearing the auth...


  3. says:

    Children that talk out of turn irk me, so initially it was difficult for me to get into Mourner s Bench Told from the point of view of 8 year old Sarah Jones, it s the story of the civil rights movements arrival in small town Maeby, Arkansas At the center of the movement is Sarah s mother, Esther, with whom Sarah is on a first name basis Like I said, children that talk out of turn and don t know their place aggravate me.Sarah is an old woman in an 8 year old s body At a time when she should Children that talk out of turn irk me, so initially it was difficult for me to get into Mourner s Bench Told from the point of view of 8 year old Sarah Jones, it s the story of the civil rights movements arrival in small town Maeby, Arkansas At the center of the movement is Sarah s mother, Esther, with whom Sarah is on a first name basis Like I said, children that talk out of turn and don t know their place aggravate me.Sarah is an old woman in an 8 year old s body At a time when she should be outside playing and living carefree, she sconcerned with getting off of the mourner s bench at revival Mind you, she put herself there, but she felt it was time, given who her mother was For those not familiar with the mourner s bench, it s where people who ...


  4. says:

    An important story, well told Mourners Bench takes readers inside the early days of the civil rights movement by showing how residents of a small Arkansas town respond in the wake of mandated school integration and the marches led by Martin Luther King, Jr The details of life in that town are rendered vividly and provide a rich backdrop for the action of the novel the return of Esther who intends to take up where the town s aging activists are getting ready to leave off The story is told by An important story, well told Mourners Bench takes readers inside the early days of the civil rights movement by showing how residents of a small Arkansas town respond in the wake of mandated school integration and the marches led by Martin Luther King, Jr The details of life in that town are rendered vividly and provide a rich backdrop for the action of the novel the return of Esther who intends to ...


  5. says:

    I won this book on GoodreadsThis is a very interesting book I highly recommend this book to everyone Take the time to read it you won t be sorry I received an advance readers copy before the book was relea...


  6. says:

    This is the author s first book One of the reasons I wanted to read this book was that a friend of mine was reading it with a local book club The other reason I wanted to read this book was that the author is a local writer There was a lot of detail within this read I thought the author did a good job portraying the characters, their life in the turbulent racial 60 s, and what life entailed in rural Arkansas at that time I have never heard of chairs where you sit in the front of the church This is the author s first book One of the reasons I wanted to read this book was that a friend of mine was reading it with a local book club The other reason I wanted to read this book was that the author is a local writer There was a lot of detail within this read I thought the author did a good job portraying the characters, their life in the turbulent racial 60 s, and what life entailed in rural Arkansas at that time ...


  7. says:

    Here is a look at desegregation from a grade schooler s point of viewShe lives in the country outside of Little Rock being raised by her maternal grandmother in a poor but supportive place Her issues begin with wanting to be baptized to being one one of the children selected to march into a white school to make a difference Her mom is off doing thingsThe civil rights unrest comes to her rural town after we have been introduced to The characters, the issues, the methods.The people involved ar Here is a look at desegregation from a grade schooler s point of viewShe lives in the country outside of Little Rock being raised by her maternal grandmother in a poor bu...


  8. says:

    The story of Sarah getting her religion never really grabbed hold of me and pulled me into her world A majority of the book focus on integrating the white school in town and only at the end do we get back to Sarah ...


  9. says:

    This is where the struggle was carried onThe historical story told through a young girls eyes, much like scout The writing had me sweetimg and swatting mosquitos right along with the charactets.


  10. says:

    I enjoyed the story and the writing There were some slow spots but overall it was good and presented a different view of the civil rights movement that I was not familiar with.

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