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The Resource Jam on the Vine

Jam on the Vine

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Jam on the Vine
Title
Jam on the Vine
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Summary
In this "captivating saga" of the post-Reconstruction era, a black female journalist blazes her own trail—"unforgettable; gripping; an instant classic" (Elle). Ivoe Williams, the precocious daughter of a Muslim cook and a metalsmith from central-east Texas, discovers a lifelong obsession with journalism when she steals a newspaper from her mother's white employer. Living in the segregated quarter of Little Tunis, Ivoe immerses herself in the printed word until she earns a scholarship to the prestigious Willetson Collegiate in Austin. Finally fleeing the Jim Crow South to settle in Kansas City, Ivoe and Ona, her former teacher and present lover, start the first female-run African American newspaper, Jam On the Vine. In the throes of the Red Summer—the 1919 outbreak of lynchings and race riots across the Midwest—Ivoe risks her freedom and her life to call attention to the atrocities of the American prison system. Inspired by the legacy of trailblazing black women like Ida B. Wells and Charlotta Bass, LaShonda Katrice Barnett's Jam On the Vine is both an epic vision of the hardships that defined an era and "an ode to activism, writ[ten] with a scholar's eye and a poet's soul" (Tayari Jones, O The Oprah Magazine)
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Barnett, LaShonda Katrice
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Literature
  • Historical Fiction
  • African American Fiction
  • Fiction
Label
Jam on the Vine
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:0fbf8700-5f3c-4f50-92af-da2b17ffc9ec
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780802191571
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Jam on the Vine
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:0fbf8700-5f3c-4f50-92af-da2b17ffc9ec
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780802191571
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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