Little Black Girl Lost : Little Black Girl Lost

  • by Keith Lee Johnson
  • Narrated by Beresford Bennett
  • Series: Little Black Girl Lost
  • 9 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Set in 1950s New Orleans, Little Black Girl Lost is a powerful tale filled with sex, greed, and the explosive political and social climates of an America long gone. Fifteen-year-old beauty Johnnie Wise lives her life devoted to God. But her innocence is shattered when her mother, who has been a prostitute for years, sells Johnnie's body to lecherous insurance man Earl Shamus. Acclaimed author Keith Lee Johnson ascended the Black Expressions best seller list with this riveting novel.

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The Power of the P!

I enjoyed this story because it outlines the journey of a young lady who recognizes her situation and transforms her trauma into a profitable venture for herself. *Haters won't understand.* (If you got it, make it work for you) At some point in the story it became a bit implausable that this is the mind of a 16-year-old making these crafty decisions though.

I have great empathy for the plight of the black woman. They can become the most resourceful and resilient people on the planet. Think about it:In the slavery days a black woman *had* to make love to the "Massah", raise the "Massah's son and give herself to him if he desired her, go back to the "quarters" and make love to her very bitter "beau" -AND on top of that- keep her sanity while raising the children and keeping the house. Admit it! Black women are amazing! Once they recognize their situation and they learn how to turn their curses into triumph.

However, the conclusion could have been better for me in my opinion. I wanted Johnnie to make an explosive exit at the end. Not a quiet dribble.

--B4
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- Kelly

I do love historical fiction

What made the experience of listening to Little Black Girl Lost the most enjoyable?

I think that the world that was created was the best part of Little Black Girl lost. The author did an excellent job transporting me to the 1950s New Orleans setting.


What was one of the most memorable moments of Little Black Girl Lost?

The most memorable moment was Johnny's mother sold her virginity. It was just really hard to hear due to it being so detailed but it was needed to really understand what Johnny lost and how she lost it.


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- Krystal

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-27-2006
  • Publisher: Recorded Books