ALA Notable Book 1997
Interest Level: high school to adult
About the book and reading guide:
Song Yet Song by James McBride
Miracle at ST. Anna by James McBride
Notes: Wow this was such a fascinating book. Not only does it tell of the struggles of growing up in a bi-racial family but being poor and having 11 brothers and sister. I think the vision Ruth, the mother, had for her children was that the value of receiving a good education was priceless, regardless of who you are or where you came from. Ruth was a wise mother too because not only did she send all her kids to college but she also taught them how to be strong, enduring and faithful in their Christian beliefs.