Sunday, June 21, 2009

#BookReview: Leaving Atlanta - Tayari Jones

In her first novel, Tayari Jones approaches a scary time in history for African Americans and their children. Leaving Atlanta is the story of three children living in Atlanta during the child abductions of the 80s. Tasha, Rodney and Octavia are students in the same fifth grade class in 1981. This is a fascinating read of how each child and their family approaches the recent abductions, especially those of their schoolmates, and the ultimate decision to leave Atlanta.

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