Title: A Reflection: What a Difference a Day Makes, What About 100 Years?
Author: Karen Sloan-Brown
Publisher: Brown Reflections
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
"A Reflection: What a Difference a Day Makes, What About 100 Years?" by Karen Sloan-Brown
"A contemporary history book that expands before and beyond the Civil Rights Movement in a decade by decade examination of the journey of Black Americans from Jim Crow in 1909 to Barack Obama in 2009. The book is designed to be informative as well as entertaining, covering a broadly based range of subject matter. Every reader will find a decade in which they can identify or relate to as they follow the changes that have taken place in the aspects of black life in the United States, black leadership, business and personal finances, black thinking and aspirations, culture, values, attitudes, how have they affected the quality of life and personal growth for African Americans today. The book notes the trials and the triumphs, along with the missteps, how black people have evolved economically, socially, educationally, politically, and artistically? Who were the leaders, who was a hero, what was the role of the church, how were we living, where were we living, what books were we reading, and who were the athletes and the entertainers. It is a full menu that characterizes each decade for the reader to experience that journey of 100 years."
What I liked about this novel...
This author does a wonderful well written job with this historical non fictional novel. I was simply captured with all of this history that went into this 'Reflection' of the wonderful read. I was simply amazed being able to find all this in creditable information of 'Black' people over the last one hundred years in this one novel. It was very interesting seeing how this author has brought it all out to the reader showing and still asking the question has one 'evolved economically, socially, educationally, politically, and yes even artistically." I do find it still a question to whether we "have come full circle or is it likely that we have detoured on some tangent from one obtuse angle?" These are some very important questions that this author has brought out for the readers to ponder on. Now, I don't want to tell you too much other than say I love this informational novel and I just want you to pick it up and read it for yourself and see how well this author presents this well written work of art to the readers.
This author starts with the year 1909 and her research goes up to the year 2009 and I must say she gives the reader some real important information of what was going on during that time in history.
I found this read very easy to follow and understand. Being a history major and yes a Black American I really enjoyed what I read, even learned from the read as well as to reflect from this read. This author's table of content for each of these years are very captivating so well presented. I love the format of this author's 'Table of Contents.' At the end of each year (1909-2009) I liked the read of the 'Reflection on a Decade' that was simply off the chart and very well presented giving one some good information to know about in each of these sections.
What I especially liked about the novel...
If you are a history buff especially of 'Black History' this read will definitely be for you and with saying that I would definitely recommend to you "A Reflection: What a Difference a Day Makes, What About 100 Years? It left me saying Wow... what a intrguing and interesting historical read.