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This book DOES read like a novel in many ways as other reviewers have mentioned I think what articularly appealed to me about this memoir was the many insights she offered about a significant era in our civil rights history one that as Ms Norris observes is often overlooked The veterans of WWII DID set the stage for future successes and Crisis in Bethlehem paid aainful The Return of the Twelves price in therocess I love the family and history mixIt may not appeal as much to those who weren t a art of the sixties and the struggles of that time but it SHOULD be known by younger generations as well I am one of those she mentions who is
of focusing on slavery its immediate afermath and then skipping right to the sixties I ve taught both of those time eriods for years while neglecting this middle iece Thank you Michele for teaching me She includes some tough observations about the ramifications of these earlier changes on today s culture as well Michele Norris is an accomplished reporter I ve known that for years but I had no idea how very astute she truly is until now Norris is about my age and like me grew up in the Midwest her Minnesota to my Illinois in a middle class family We re both also the youngest of three girls Yet in some ways our childhoods couldn t
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be different Both my arents grew up in relative overty and from a young age were well different Both my arents grew up in relative overty and from a young age were well of the limitations of their class But my dad never had to worry about being targeted for harassment by cops because of the color of his skin He never had to suffer the indignity of being called boy after serving honorably in WWII He wasn t automatically assigned to kitchen duty when he joined the Navy And he never had to watch neighbors avoid meeting his eyes or lace a for sale sign after he moved into an all white residential district I m sure both my Murder Maker parents now in their 80s still carry secrets that for whatever reason they have chosen not to share with me But unlike those in Norris family none of our family s secrets howeverainful were ever even remotely tied to race Norris is a fine writer and I came away from this memoir with a greater understanding of what it is like to grew up black Far from an angry diatribe about the unfairness of discrimination this book is than anything a loving tribute to her late father a نشانیها postal worker Despite the indignities mentioned above Belvin Norris remained an optimistic androud man who Ask Yourself This passed on to his children hard working ethics The title of this memoir is also a tribute to herarents and the other adults of her childhood who kept silent about Good Witch, Bad Witch past indignities inart because they saw little use for sharing them with tne next generation and in The Tokyo Zodiac Murders part because they had wisely long since forgiven theeople behind those indignities Norris has made it clear here and in interviews about the book
That It Behooves Us it behooves us seek out our elders stories before they are gone forever There is so much to learn from their challenges and the steps they took to meet them But she also wants us to see her appreciation of and admiration for these Yours, Mine and Ours (Second Chances people s decisions to keep theirast hurts to themselves Their silence is grace Riverview, Gone But Not Forgotten personified and it should be acknowledged She does that here admirably I enjoyed reading this rich insightful and top notch memoir The author s father came from segregated Birmingham Alabama and she spends much of the book researching the circumstances of the city cops shooting her father after he returned home from his military service in World War Two Sound familiar Sherovided me with another look into what it s like to live as an Afr. In the wake of talk of a “postracial” America upon Barack Obama’s ascension as Boneshaker (BA 43-500, president of the United States Michele Norris cohost of National Public Radio’s flagshiprogram All Things Considered set out to write through original reporting a book about “the hidden conversation” on race that is unfolding nationwide She would she thought base her book on the frank disclosures of others on the subject but she was soon disabused of her A Star Is Born presumption when forced to confront the fact that “the conversation” in her own family had not been forthright Norris unearthedainf. Ican American in the USA which is what I was seeking Michele Norris the cohost of NPR s All Things Considered writes about the lack of honest conversation about race in the United States Before interviewing others on the subject she comes to realize that her own family had not been open on the subject Norris discovered that her father had been shot by a white Birmingham olice officer just a few weeks after his discharge from the Navy after serving in World War II He never mentioned the episode to either his wife or his daughter but shortly after the incident he moved from Alabama to Minnesota Norris also uncovered the story that her maternal grandmother toured the Midwest dressed as Aunt Jemima demonstrating the wonders of ancake mix After reading this book I think that the most thought rovoking uestion Norris asks is What s been corrosive to the dialogue on race in America over the last half century or so things said or unsaid Her answer is that the conversations about race should begin at our own dinner tables with our families and then extend to our friends and associates I have to agree The author examines race relations comparing her coming of age in the 70 s and her father s coming of age in the 40 s She grew up in Minneapolis Minnesota and her father grew up in the south I enjoyed her bio It was somewhat unusual in that she grew up in a middle class neighborhood and didnt seem to have financial Rant problems Her father s story centers around his time in the service and the fact that he was shot in the leg by aoliceman after his duty in WWII This really throws her for a loop and she feels a need to investigate what actually happened I thought it was a good story but would have liked her to focus on her own story than her father s Wow Every American should read this book It s so much than it appears to be
on first look The reader expects a family memoir and that is rovided along with crucial and little known American first look The reader expects a family memoir and that is rovided along with crucial and little known American This book contains so much elegant wisdom elouently told Further it asks us to do to be to understand I ve been listening to Michele Norris on NPR for years without knowing anything about her You won t find much that s current about her and her work in this book but you can find that online What you ll Find Are Precious Gems For Living WellAll That Said This are Challenged to Win precious gems for living wellAll that said this will be loved by mature readers Immature readers or those who don t accept responsibity nor have an appreciation of the give and take of all kinds of communities including family won t get it But then I don t think Michele was writing for those audiences She has a remarkable family full of grace and they re stillassing it down through generations Oh that we all Kids Draw Knights, Kings, Queens, Dragons possessed such grace Don t miss a word of this book It s the sort I ll read again and give as gifts Michele Norris journalist and former host of NPR s All Things Considered among many other accomplishments has written a tender loving honest book that is for anyone who cares about theeople in their lives and the future of the United States Eual arts memoir and reflection on race in America this book will likely open your eyes to things you never knew about I had no idea for example of how the returning black veterans of WWII were treated horribly and how their response to the denial of their rights and the violence they endured at the hands of olice and other authorities helped lay the groundwork for the Civil Rights movementNorris is a lyrical writer who weaves the story of her beloved family into the cloth of America with skill and sensitivity I reco. Ul family secrets that compelled her to uestion her own self understanding from her father’s shooting by a Birmingham The Color of a Leader police officer weeks after his discharge from the navy at the conclusion of World War II to her maternal grandmother’seddling Into the Planet pancake mix as an itinerant Aunt Jemima to white farm women in the Midwest In what became arofoundly Dusk (Rosales Saga, personal and bracing journey into her family’sast Norris traveled from her childhood home in Minneapolis to her ancestral roots in the Deep South to explore the reasons for the “things left unsaid” by her father and mother when.
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really when the who was supposed to interview Michele Norris National Public Radio All Things Considered fell ill and I replaced her It s not a great book but Michele Norris is charming and articulate and I ve been a fan for a long time She was even better in George Washingtons Secret Six person The book is a memoir about her own family and the stories they never told her about their own experiences with race and racism in America a silence she thinks common to families not only on the subject of race The grace she says was in trying torotect her from the ain and anger they experienced always keeping things ositive and up beat in her family so she "Would Feel None Of The Constraints Of "feel none of the constraints of She admits she benefited from this but regrets that she learned her family s stories so late in life and urges others to encourage their elders to tell their stories It s an interesting and relatively engaging book but not a great book It resonated with me The Caretaker particularly because of Sheehan s work on his grandfather s story and yes because I love Michele Norris We hit it offersonally and the interview was good and fun for the audience and me as well as for Michele she said The scheduled interviewer who fell ill criticized the book for lacking context focusing on the family story without really Clara After Dark - 01 placing it in a broader historical context That s or less true but not a huge short coming I think And she did contextualization in her talk and interviewarticularly in how the election of Obama Quanta Reset (The Shadow Ravens, precipitated the conversation within her own family and others I have been wanting to read THE GRACE OF SILENCE for some time having grown up in what I call South Scandinavian Minneapolis a BlackChinese girlassing for white Although Michele Norris didn t delve into growing up in South Minneapolis as much as I was hoping I wasn t disappointed She recorded history that made me realize there is so much I don t know Her attention to detail has given me much to uestion especially how different was it for my Chinese father who also served in the Navy during World War II than it was for her father My father went to every Navy reunion he could He was a dispatcher why wasn t he relegated to cook My father had two young children at home yet he volunteered to enlist at a time when the war was almost over What didn t my father tell meI was born in 1948 I came of age in the 60s I d like to think my mother s silence was the grace of silence but was it I couldn t go to football games at other schools because there might be a race riot but what was race What was a riot On television I saw eople dressed in white sheets and fires burning but what did it have to do with me I have spent my life trying to know who I am based on race gender class etc I know myself well yet after reading THE GRACE OF SILENCE by Michele Norris I realize I have to understand based on what I didn t know I didn t know I am a writer I believe in conjuring stories and recording them Certainly for ourselves to gain a better understanding of who we are but also for others because they are listening and learning and relating This is a heartfelt memoir about Michele Norris family and her work with covering race relations in America I saw Michele speak at a conference during which she discussed the Race Card Project I was so interested in her talk that IIt Really When The
immediately downloaded her book I appreciated the stories about her childhood in Minnesota and the research she diddownloaded her book I appreciated the stories about her childhood in Minnesota and the research she did to uncover secrets in her own family history Recommended. She was growing up the better to come to terms with her own identity Along the way she discovered how her character was forged by both revelation and silence Extraordinary for Norris’s candor in examining her own racial legacy and what it means to be an American The Grace of Silence is also informed by rigorous research in its evocation of time and lace scores of interviews with ordinary folk and wise observations about evolving attitudes at once encouraging and disturbing toward race in America today For its articularity and universality it is owerfully moving a tour de for. .