It is Book It Brunch Sunday and Mama Flora’s Family is our book of the week! I chose this book simply because of the author Alex Haley. There’s a brief introduction for ya! Ha!
This book gives us a look at an African American family that has several different ideas on how they want to make it out of poverty. This story talks about Flora specifically and shows how she was raised in poverty and made efforts to provide for a family that raised her and the family that she raised herself. This book reminds me a lot of A Raisin In The Sun, a book that I was required to read in high school. I enjoyed both books and their similarities because it really did focus on the value of family
This is the story that discusses what it is like for parents to have a path for their children so that they may have a better life for themselves in the future. And while having those dreams for their children, their children have a path of their own in mind as well. It really identifies how a person can change for better or for worse have to go through life in general. This change and realization is seen in the book as each character goes through a timeline of events that happen over year and years.
The main thing that I have learned from this book and in my life now is that some people have an idea about how they want life to go. They have an idea about how to make a better life for both themselves and their family. But sometimes it does not happen that way because of it is not always in ones control. It does not necessarily mean that it is a bad thing but it does create and understanding that people are just doing the best they can and making the most of what they have.
If you have a thing for family value and looking for an old book to read. This one is it! I appreciate the message because is definitely a great one.
Have A Fantastic Week!