Welcome to my stop of the @turnthepagebts So Many Beginnings: A Little Women Remix Blog Tour. I’m here to spotlight So Many Beginnings on my blog and share a few of my thoughts with my fellow bookworms.
“A book I wish I had when I was in high school, So Many Beginnings: A Little Women Remix brings readers a new, sharp, and more focused look on the lives of Black people before, during, and after the Civil War.”Sheaf & Ink
So Many Beginnings Blog Tour Sheaf & Ink Book Review
Simply put: a must read.
So Many Beginnings is an instant classic all on its own. It is more than just a remix of Little Women, it is a revolution, a fresh page to an often neglected and overlooked history of the enslavement and treatment of Black people. And Morrow’s pen is sharp, shaping a meticulously researched time-period, providing a new lens of the Civil War era, while giving a unique voice for all four March sisters. Creating a tenderness, strength, and nuanced perspective that shows the transcendent bond between sisters.
Every page, every moment, is one we as readers can all reflect on. Drinking in the prose like a favored drink, never getting enough of this newly imagined story. Where readers will feel breathless and a bit undone once you reach the very end.
Happy Reading ̴ Cece
RATING: – Exceptionally Inked
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So Many Beginnings Blog Tour
Four young Black sisters come of age during the American Civil War in this warm and powerful ode to Black joy and sisterhood, a YA remix of the classic novel Little Women.
1863. As the American Civil War rages on, the Freedmen’s Colony of Roanoke Island is blossoming, a haven for the recently emancipated. Black folk have begun building a community of their own, a refuge from the shadow of the “old life.” It is where the March family has finally been able to safely put down roots with four young daughters:
Meg, a teacher who longs to find love and start a family of her own. Jo, a writer whose words are too powerful to be contained. Beth, a talented seamstress searching for a higher purpose. Amy, a dancer eager to explore life outside her family’s home.
As the four March sisters come into their own as independent young women, they will face first love, health struggles, heartbreak, and new horizons. But they will face it all together.
Title So Many Beginnings: A Little Women Remix
Author Bethany C. Morrow
Pages 304 Pages
Intended Target Audience Young Adult
Genre & Keywords YA FICTION-Historical Fiction, Contemporary, Retellings, Romance
Part of a Series? No
Source & Format NetGalley, Digital Copy
Publication Date September 7, 2021 by Feiwel & Friends
Bethany C Morrow is an Indie Bestselling author who writes for adult and young adult audiences, in genres ranging from speculative literary to contemporary fantasy to historical. She is author of the novels MEM and A SONG BELOW WATER, which is an Audie, Ignyte and Locus finalist. She is editor/contributor to the young adult anthology TAKE THE MIC, the 2020 ILA Social Justice in Literature award winner. Her work has been chosen as Indies Introduce and Indie Next picks, and featured in The LA Times, Forbes, Bustle, Buzzfeed, and more.
She is included on USA TODAY’s list of 100 Black novelists and fiction writers you should read.
Literary rep: Victoria Marini, Irene Goodman Literary Agency
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