[KINDLE] ❥ Golden Poppies ➛ Laila Ibrahim – Android-point-of-sale-2018.info

Golden Poppies From The Bestselling Author Of Yellow Crocus And Mustard Seed Comes The Empowering Novel Of Two Generations Of American Women Connected By The Past And Fighting For A Brighter Future It S Jordan Wallace And Sadie Wagoner Appear To Have Little In Common Jordan, A Middle Aged Black Teacher, Lives In Segregated Chicago Two Thousand Miles Away, Sadie, The White Wife Of An Ambitious German Businessman, Lives In Tolerant Oakland, California But Years Ago, Their Families Intertwined On A Plantation In Virginia There, Jordan S And Sadie S Mothers Developed A Bond Stronger Than Blood, Despite The Fact That One Was Enslaved And The Other Was The Privileged Daughter Of The Plantation S OwnerWith Jordan S Mother On Her Deathbed, Sadie Leaves Her Disapproving Husband To Make The Arduous Train Journey With Her Mother To Chicago But The Reunion Between Two Families Is Soon Fraught With Personal And Political ChallengesAs The Harsh Realities Of Racial Divides And The Injustices Of The Gilded Age Conspire To Hold Them Back, The Women Find They Need Each Other Than Ever Their Courage, Their Loyalty, And The Ties That Bind Their Families Will Be Tested Amid The Tumult Of A Quickly Changing Nation, Their Destiny Depends On What They Re Willing To Risk For Liberation


About the Author: Laila Ibrahim

My education and experience in multiracial, developmental psychology and attachment theory provide ample fodder for my novels My passion for early childhood education, child birth and religious education are reflected in my writing.I was the founder and director of Woolsey Children s School where I had first hand experience loving children that were not my own There are scenes in Yellow Crocus that were largely influenced interactions I had with children from Woolsey.As a birth doula I had the privilege of witnessing the intensity and joy of childbirth You can see that my birth experiences are reflected in my novels Spiritual themes that cross over multiple religious traditions come directly from working as the Director of Children and Family Ministries at the First Unitarian Church in Oakland I live in a small co housing community in Berkeley, California, with my wonderful wife, Rinda, our amazing children, Kalin and Maya, and our crazy dogs, Bella and Lucie I m very grateful to be a full time writer starting in 2015.I was surprised when the writing bug bit me The idea for the story came to me in 1998, I was with a group of people talking about Tiger Woods Someone mentioned that he identifies as much as an Asian person as an African American person I thought to myself, Of course he does, his mother is Asian You form your core identity in relationship to your primary caregivers It s a basic part of the attachment process Then the image of Lisbeth, a white baby, breastfeeding in the loving arms of Mattie, an enslaved wetnurse came to me in a flash I thought about what it would be like for Lisbeth to dearly love Mattie and then be taught by society that she wasn t a full person I wondered how it would feel for Mattie to be forced to abandon Samuel, her own child, in the slave Quarters Then I imagined what the experience would be like for Miss Anne, the birth mother, to have her own child twist away from her to get into Mattie s arms These characters started to haunt me Various scenes popped into my head Though I had never written anything, I was being called to tell this story For my fortieth birthday, I began the personal marathon of writing my first novel I hope you will come to love these characters as much as I have.At face value Living Right seems like a big leap from Yellow Crocus, but it deals with the same themes a caregiver loving across a huge societal barrier.I LOVED returning to Mattie, Lisbeth and Jordan for Mustard Seed The story of finding faith in hopeless times really resonates for me I plan to return to their families ongoing journey after I finish my current novel Paper Wife.Paper Wife focuses on Mei Ling, a young Chinese woman immigrating to San Francisco through Angel Island a in the early 1920 s Reactionary anti immigration laws in the United States and warfare in China caused people desperate for survival to be misleading about their identities so they could be united with family and have access to work Mei Ling yearns to have a life of integrity though it was built on a foundation of lies.Golden Poppies returns to the Freedman and Johnson families It was fascinating to bring them to California, to look at the suffrage movement, and to see how they could keep their connection strong in spite of the very different social worlds they occupied.



10 thoughts on “Golden Poppies

  1. says:

    These books are not listed as a series because they can stand alone, but this is the third book about Lisbeth and Mattie You really should read them all It s so worth it The books are excellent and you get to know the history of the characters Yellow Crocus Lisbeth is born into privilege and Mattie is her enslaved wet nurseMustard Seed 1868, continues Lisbeth Mattie s storiesGolden Poppies 1894, th


  2. says:

    The ties that bind.Golden Poppies lays out a patchwork quilt of different interlocking pieces that tell the story of the human experience While the colors and patterns seem to compete for a dominance hierarchy, truth be told, one patch is no less valuable than the next in the scheme of things Each patch gets ruffled in the winds of time Each patch fades out over that same stretch of time exposed to a


  3. says:

    Such an amazing novel, and series The Golden Poppies is the third in the Lizabeth and Mattie series If you have not read Yellow Crocus and Mustard Seed you need to purchase and read them immediately before reading The Golden Poppies This series has followed and white woman and her family, as well as a black female and her life on the plantation, then as an escaped slave.The two families have undoubtabl


  4. says:

    A brilliantly written book When I first requested this from Lake Union I did not notice it was from a series I followed along just fine but I know this would probably have been a 5 star book had I read the whole series and been wholeheartedly invested in the characters This book follows two families One black and one white They have ties from a Plantation in Virginia but have now moved to Oakland, Califo


  5. says:

    This book was anFirst Reads selection I was drawn in by the beautiful cover and the historical fiction genre I did not realize it was part of a series of 3 I read the first 2 books before reading this one For me, this was the weakest book of the 3 I enjoyed the storylines in the first 2 books despite the somewhat amateur writing style However, the storyline of this book felt much too contrived I got bored


  6. says:

    EXCELLENTSuch an incredible book I loved the way it was written with truth of a very troubled time Kudos to you for your talent and making me feel like I was right there with all the characters Nicely done, a must read


  7. says:

    Once I started I couldn t put this book down I ve truly enjoyed following the lives of Mattie and Lisbeth and all the families Heartbreak, love, sadness, and hope for a better tomorrow I can t wait for the next journey to come.


  8. says:

    The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude. Golden Poppies is a great example of what I wish all historical fiction could be Far too often I ll start reading something that makes it clear that the author thought all you needed to do was state the year, add some period clothe


  9. says:

    Her books are so easy to read, thorough enjoyment.


  10. says:

    I liked this book very much It s the third book in the Yellow Seeds series, but can be read as a stand alone.The story of Lisbeth and Mattie, one black, one white, continues in Jordan and Sadie and their families Depicted by them alternately, it shows the story of women and of black people at the end of the 19th century, It touches a variety of topics, including racism, passing, sexism and suffrage, but also general


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