Whut To Read!?!: Queen Sugar[Review]

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Kinfolk! I am back again with another book!

So I am watching Mama O’s (Oprah) Own Network, and I see a commercial for a new series produced by Ava DuVernay and Oprah titled ‘Queen Sugar’. At the time I didn’t know the series was based on a novel, but of course I set my DVR to record it, because with the Ava and Oprah at the helm you can’t go wrong! When I discovered that series was based upon a book written by Natalie Baszile I figured why not read the book. I could compare and contrast the series with the book to see what they changed or left the same.

Queen Sugar tells the story of Charley Bordelon, whose deceased father has left her eight hundred sprawling acres of sugarcane land in rural Louisiana. Keep in mind Charley  is a city girl and doesn’t know the first thing about rural living or farming sugarcane for that matter. Charley she sees this as a chance to make a fresh start. She uproots her  eleven-year-old daughter Micah and heads to Louisiana to try to figure it all out. This move was easier said than done when she arrives she must balance the challenges of farming sugarcane, a homesick daughter, a troubled brother(Ralph Angel), and her own personal internal struggles.

Natalie Baszile beautifully weaves a story of the challenges and joys of contemporary southern life. Her storytelling transports readers to a rural Louisiana and tells a story of faith and perseverance. Kinfolk I most definitely recommend that you read this book. I am having the best time comparing and contrasting the novel with the series that is currently airing on the Own Network(check your local listing).

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