Big Girls Don't Cry (Mass Market Paperbound)

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Born into a comfortable Washington, D.C., home, Naomi Jefferson leads a life that is only occasionally marred by racism. As a teenager in the 1960s, she is concerned mostly with issues around virginity. But all that changes when her older brother, Joshua–who seems destined for greatness–is killed in a tragic car accident on his way to a civil rights demonstration. Now the rift between black and white America becomes much too personal, and Naomi embarks on a journey to honor her brother’s legacy–and to find herself.

About the Author

Connie Briscoe is the "New York Times "bestselling author of P. G. County, Sisters & Lovers, A Long Way from Home, and Can't Get Enough. She is the former managing editor of the "American Annals of the Deaf at Gallaudet University." She has been hearing-impaired for most of her adult life but several years ago underwent surgery to restore her hearing. She lives in Ellicott City, Maryland.

Praise For…

“[An] empathetic portrait of a modern woman wrestling with issues of love, work, and family obligations.”—Publishers Weekly

“Contains an infectious hope and optimism.”—Los Angeles Times

“Brims with warmth, energy, and a positive message about persistence and loyalty.”—San Francisco Chronicle

Product Details
ISBN: 9780449005644
ISBN-10: 044900564X
Publisher: One World
Publication Date: May 1st, 1999
Pages: 416
Language: English