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Poka City Blues by A.L. Gibson

"Poka City Blues," by A.L Gibson, is a book about an African-American woman's experience growing up in Alabama during a tumultuous time. The protagonist, Sedelia , grows up in a poor family whose primary income is from picking cotton. Written as though the narrator is sitting across from you and sharing her powerful stories, the book really draws you into the era, the pain, the joy, the many memories.

From stories of intimidation by the KKK to stories of rape to stories of time with family, "Poka City Blues" gives the reader a full-spectrum look at one person's life during a troubling time. If you want to read an emotional story about a powerful woman who endured many trials, then "Poka City Blues" is a must-read.

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