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The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek


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Discuss The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson:
Is there a character you identified with?

Created: 09/04/19

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BayParkReader

Join Date: 01/18/17

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Is there a character you identified with?

If so, which one and why?


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janhubbard

Join Date: 04/11/19

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RE: Is there a character you identified with?

I identified with Queenie. She was a driven woman who used her education to get up and get out of intolerable circumstances.


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gwenc

Join Date: 07/14/12

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RE: Is there a character you identified with?

There were so many interesting characters, but Teacher Winnie was one I readily understood. When she tells Cussy she can't feed one student (Henry) without feeding them all, then quietly tucks the apple away to give him later on the sly I cheered. Well done, Winnie. Her frustration at the conditions her students endured and her inability to help certainly weighed on her. I was surprised she didn't suspect Cussy as having a hand in the surprise gifts. I also connected with her when she had to leave her students because of her husband's job.


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ABeman

Join Date: 01/14/15

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RE: Is there a character you identified with?

I was rooting for Cussy and Queenie and Winnie and Birdie. I found myself identifying with Cussy when she approached the women of the sewing circle, buoyed by the bond she perceived her newly white skin would create. Who hasn't felt that crush on the 'in' crowd? And then felt crushed by the rejection of that crowd?


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TerryPark

Join Date: 09/03/19

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RE: Is there a character you identified with?

I wouldn't really say I identified with any of the characters. I admired a few, was repelled by a few, and was certainly moved by the circumstances many of the characters faced, but I could not find the common ground to call it identifying with them. While I can say I worked to find the right book for readers in my librarian years, I never did that facing the challenges in providing the book or making the trip, which was often dangerous, to put that book into someone's hands.
Not identifying with a character didn't diminish my enjoyment of this book. It was a wonderful read.


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BuffaloGirl

Join Date: 01/13/18

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RE: Is there a character you identified with?

I identified with Junia. I loved her; she had been treated badly, but she didn't give up. She was tough, she was loyal, she was brave, she stood up for herself and her best friend, and she appreciated kindness.


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