Oscar’s Gift on Sale through February

New Oscar Cover

From now through the end of February, in honor of Black History Month, the paperback version of Oscar’s Gift: Planting Words with Oscar Micheaux is $4.09 at Amazon (or get the Kindle ebook for $2.99). “Oscar’s Gift is a fine and much recommended pick for community library youth fiction collections.” ~ Midwest Book Review “Lisa Rivero, a native of the Rosebud country, expertly …

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Ragged, Jagged Jack and the Problem of Stereotypes

Oscar’s Gift Reading Guide: Day 22 Ragged, Jagged Jack and the Problem of Stereotypes “Oscar did not dance with the adults. He entertained the children, who were in the corner of the barn opposite the fiddlers. He sang a song called ‘Any Rags?’ and danced while he sang. ‘Did you ever hear the story of Ragged, Jagged Jack?’ he sang. …

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Oscar’s Words: Read Oscar Micheaux’s First Novel

Oscar’s Gift Reading Guide: Day 14 Oscar’s Words: Read Oscar Micheaux’s First Novel “I was struck by the beauty of the scenery and it seemed to charm and bring me out of the spirit of depression the sandy stretch brought upon me. Stretching for miles to the northwest and to the south, the land would rise in a gentle slope …

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Pullman Porters

Oscar’s Gift Reading Guide: Day 13 Pullman Porters “Porters were expected to smile all the time and to keep their jackets spotless. They had to use their wages to pay for their own uniforms and caps, shoe polish, and shining cloths. Most of the money Porters made came from tips from passengers, so it paid to smile a lot, no …

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Oddball

Oscar’s Gift Reading Guide: Day 12 Oddball “‘The other boys nicknamed me “oddball.” I was an oddball because I read more than they did. I learned more. And I dreamed bigger. I was glad to be an oddball.’” ~ Oscar’s Gift: Planting Words with Oscar Micheaux The lines, below, from Patrick McGilligan’s biography of Oscar Micheaux were what made me …

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