Monday, October 12, 2020

The Revisioners

Heritage. We stand on the shoulders of the ancestors who came before us, many of whom we have never met, and whose stories we don’t know. Three strong black women are connected in Margaret Wilkerson Sexton’s novel titled, The Revisioners. The first-person voices alternate from 2017 (Ava) to 1924 (Josephine) to 1855 (Josephine as a child) and back again. The characters during all the time periods face danger, react quickly, and plan for a better future. Sexton lets these women talk, and our job as readers is to listen to these mothers and understand heritage and act today based on what we learn from their strength and perseverance. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase The Revisioners from

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