Training School for Negro Girls

Length: 5 hrs and 42 mins
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This debut collection is a complicated love letter to Washington, DC, and to those who call it home: a TSA agent who's never flown, a girl braving new worlds to play piano, and a teacher caught up in a mayoral race. These characters navigate life's "training school" - with lessons on gentrification and respectability - and fight to create their own sense of space and self.

A Literary Hub pick of the ultimate books for fall.

©2018 Camille Acker (P)2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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You know someone from each story

While this book was of great short stories.Each story I could relate to,because in many of these stories I had experienced it, or knew of someone who had. I have never lived in DC ; but these stories gave me a great feel of those who had.

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A thoughtful walk down memory lane

It is refreshing and filed in some of the blanks of my childhood visits to Washington, DC. I understood the mind sets and the positions and the views of all the characters. I live the experience of a interracial marriage wanting to live in an all black community. My daughter living between two worlds of a Black and Hispanic high school and being a ballerina in a predominately white ballet school. This book speaks to and reveals every black woman and man that desires to do well and succeed and still keep their black roots. Enjoy!

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Love letter to Black Washington!!!!

This was a beautifully written love letter to the Illustrious history and culture of Black Washingtonians. As a fifth generation Washington native I felt deeply connected to the layers and complexities of our narratives that Camille so beautifully showcased in her stories. Thank you so much for this masterpiece and I eagerly await your next book!!!

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A BLACK GIRL/WOMAN MUST READ

It's was myself, my family, my wife, daughter, sister, mother spread across several pages. Awesome!