Book Cover Image of Betsey Brown: A Novel by Ntozake Shange

Betsey Brown: A Novel
by Ntozake Shange

Publication Date: Sep 28, 2010
List Price: $17.99
Format: Paperback, 208 pages
Classification: Fiction
ISBN13: 9780312541231
Imprint: St. Martin’s Griffin
Publisher: Macmillan Publishers
Parent Company: Holtzbrinck Publishing Group

Paperback Description:

Praised as "exuberantly engaging" by the Los Angeles Times and a "beautiful, beautiful piece of writing" by the Houston Post, acclaimed artist Ntozake Shange brings to life the story of a young girl’s awakening amidst her country’s seismic growing pains. Set in St. Louis in 1957, the year of the Little Rock Nine, Shange’s story reveals the prismatic effect of racism on an American child and her family. Seamlessly woven into this masterful portrait of an extended family is the story of Betsey’s adolescence, the rush of first romance, and the sobering responsibilities of approaching adulthood.