Friday, October 10, 2014
Book Review - UMOJA by Sue Badeau
Show of hands: how many of you are familiar with Kwanzaa? With a mixed-race adopted family, Sue Badeau has more than a nodding acquaintance with this African-American post-Christmas festivity, and she has incorporated a segment of that celebration in this new short story, volume three of the 'Tis the Season in Sweetland series.
If you remember from the Summer in Sweetland series, Sue's story (Never Too Old) introduced the Evers Family: Mother Celia, a social worker; Father Homer, chef at Deanie's Diner and Bakery; and children Jackie, Billy, CJ, Rocky, Dev, and Sammy.
In this book, the family is planning the Umoja celebration taking place after Christmas when their son Billy's friend is arrested while the two are shoveling sidewalks in the unincorporated burg on the north edge of Sweetland, Perryville. One of the residents had seen the two coming up her to her door and decided they were going to rob her.
I would tell you more, but it might spoil the story for you. It's only 99 cents--not enough to break you up in business. Click on this Amazon link to instantly read this heartwarming ebook.