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Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years (G.K. Hall Large Print Book)
Having Our Say The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years - G.K. Hall Large Print Book
Author: Sarah Delany, A. Elizabeth Delany, Amy Hill Hearth
ISBN-13: 9780816158317
ISBN-10: 0816158312
Publication Date: 10/1994
Pages: 268
Edition: Largeprint
Rating:
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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5 stars, based on 1 rating
Publisher: G. K. Hall & Company
Book Type: Paperback
Large Print: Yes
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Helpful Score: 5
Fun book -- it's like "hearing" the two women talk about their lives. They have great personalities that come through as they share about their experiences living as African American women over the last 100 years.
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Helpful Score: 3
This book is a WONDERFUL look into the lives and times of 2 remarkable women. My teenage son and I both enjoyed this immensely. We listened to the audio and watched the movie. Now I'm requesting the book. These ladies are wise, witty and have earned the right to "have their say".
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Helpful Score: 3
Excellent history of two sisters and their first 100 years together. Interesting - not a lesson on history, but a reliving that takes the reader into the Delany sisters home and family.
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Helpful Score: 3
Great book, I really enjoyed it. You fall in love with these two sisters and they help you to remember what life was like "back in the day". Wonderful book.
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This is an awesome book about two sisters, very enlightening, informative and funny.
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Helpful Score: 1
I'm not a twin or black or 100 years old, yet as I read this book I felt as if I had become all of these. What a wonderful legacy she - and they have left us! When I finished reading the book, I felt blessed!
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Helpful Score: 1
What a wonderful read! I couldn't put the book down. I even stopped my car on the way home from work one day to finish a few more pages, since I knew my kids wouldn't give me a chance to read when I got home!

Having Our Say chronicles the lives of two centegenarian sisters, the Delanys. 2 of 10 children of a former slave and his wife, they follow the success of all the Delany children, but especially tell their own life stories. Their autobiographies also follow the course of American history during their 100+ years of life.
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Wonderful personal rememberances of two elderly sisters. It makes you wish you could have met them.
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I thoroughly enjoyed this account of these two sisters telling of the years they spent living side by side and the hurdles they overcame to get where they wanted to be being black women in the South.
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I really enjoyed this book. It was interesting and inspiring. To see women this old and really enjoying and living life to the hilt, makes me think, "I can do this too when I am old". A very enjoyable book.
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Helpful Score: 1
I have read this book multiple times and each time I feel like I am getting to know them better and better.

This book is written as if they are sitting right next to you telling a story. I love it!
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Helpful Score: 1
I really did love this book. Two extraordinary women tell their stories of a century of American History, and of family, love and living 'forever' The Delaney Sisters first 100 years.
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Wonderful, inspiring and an easy read with complicated ideas to dwell on. I chose this book for our bookclub as well.

the book is arranged in decades. For the ones I lived in, I appreciated the sister's point of view and experiences. I found myself nodding in agreement. For the ones that my parents lived through, it provided insight.
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abridged
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A VERY interesting book by two lively, fascinating women. From a viewpoint I'd never considered.
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Wonderful book about the DeLaney sisters and their life. Their stories of how life has changed in the last 100 years are touching, funny and give you something to think about. I read this book in one day. I couldn't put it down
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I was so impressed with this historical record of two independent women of virtue and opinion. It gives an incite into thoughts and heritage of Black women who lived through perhaps the most troubling times in modern America. THis book is well written and one in which the reader comes to know the characters.......and they were......like friends. I am using in for my bookclub's selection this year!
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A delightful read about two fascinating women and their sometimes quirky outlook on life.
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Great and informative.
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Insightful information from two fiesty sisters
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I read this book several years ago, for a college English class. I was really moved by it. Even though most women get married and have children at least once in their life time. It appears these two were meant to live their lives other wise. I reordered it for a women that recently passed through my life for a brief period of time. She is in her sixty and about to retire from work. As she shared stories of her and her younger sister with me. I could see a lot of Sadie and Betsy in the two. So I gave the book to her as a retirement gift to read and then share with her sister to read. They both have lived together all their lives and she has never married or had children. I just hope it will bring her and her sister even closer in their own lives. I give it all five stars.
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Insightful, funny, thought provoking, yet easy to read book. I enjoyed reading it.
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Very interesting account of the sisters lives. A true picture of 20th century America.
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this is a wonderful story written by two very elderly sisters who were born slaves and ended up roommates and best friends. It is a duel auto biography.
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History of a forgotten time.
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From back cover: "This book is destined to become a classic! The Delany Sisters...leave to us the best of legacies--two sets of dancing footprints for us to follow all our days ahead."--Clarissa Pinkola Estes, author of Women Who Run With the Wolves
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Very uplifting book.
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Warm, feisty, and intelligent, the Delany sisters speak their minds in a book that is a vital historial record and a moving portrait of two sisters who love, laugh, and embrace life after one hundred years of living side by side.
Bessie breaks barriers to become a dentist; Sadie quietly integrates the New York City school system as a high school teacher. Their extraordinary story makes an important contribution to our nations heritage and leaves an indelible impression on our lives.
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Sassy lovely women you would love to meet. You can hear them vividly recalling their past and a time gone by. Quick read.
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This is one of the best books you'll ever read. They not only tell of their life, but you can learn HOW they lived to be over 100 years old, or at least the things that they attribute to their long lives. I've read all of the books by these ladies and I absolutely loved each and every one of them. I cried when they both finally passed on. Of course this isn't told in the book. I saw this on the news.
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Two extraordinary sisters tell the stories of their first 100 years. Feisty and intelligent, they speak their minds in a book that is at once a vital historical record and a moving story of the sisters who live side by side in their later years.
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Good, funny, fast, totally true read.
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An easy read, funny and inspiring.
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This was the greatest book! You really get to "live" during the times the sisters lived (1989-). It's just facinating! I truly enjoyed it.
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i read this OH so long ago and loved it. these sisters were well before their time. i can remember some lines from the book and will remember the sisters forever
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A lovely view of two very interesting characters.
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Simply excellent. An eye opener and heartwarming as well.
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Warm, feisty and intelligent, the Delany sisters speak their minds in a book that is at once a vital historical record and a moving portrait of two sisters who love, laugh and embrace life after one hundred years of living side by side.
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Wonderful stories told by two sisters who experienced history as it happened!
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From Publishers Weekly
In this remarkable and charming oral history, two lively and perspicacious sisters, aged 101 and 103, reflect on their rich family life and their careers as pioneering African American professionals. The unmarried sisters, who live together, tell of growing up on the campus of a black college in Raleigh, NC... Photos.
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Living history by a pair of warm, feisty, and intelligent sisters who obviously love each other and love life. Delightful.
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The Delany sisters speak their minds in a book that is the portrait of two sisters who love, laugh, and embrace life after one hundred years of living side by side.
Their sharp memories show us the post-Reconstruction South and Booker T. Washington; Harlem's Golden Age and Langston Hughes/
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I loved this book!
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Twin sisters, 100 years old, share their thoughts, memories and experiences. A heart warming tale.
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A Great Book
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A delightful autobiography of two amazing sisters who have lots to say about living in the USA for 100 years!
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Awesome book! Great read
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This book is so interesting! It tells the story of two black sisters living in the post-reconstruction South. One is a dentist and one is a teacher. Their story is truly fascinating and inspiring.
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This is an exceptional book for anyone interested in periods of our country's history and who enjoys reading memoirs and auto/biographies. The Delany sisters came of age in the south, growing up amidst prejudice and those horrible Jim Crow laws. They had admirable parents who raised their kids with the belief that their purpose on earth is to help others...despite the racism and bigotry they endured. The author has the sisters tell their stories in their own words, alternately inspiring, funny, sad. I loved the book.

I have this book cross listed with Book Crossing and there is a sticker on the first page of reviews.
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I read this earlier in the century and am disappointed it found no reader at the old soldiers' home. Although we have few readers, they saw Jim Crow arrive in the days of McKinley. They made successful lives in NYC.
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A really excellent biography of an educated and successful black family at the turn of the century.
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Cute book about two sisters. Very humerus and interesting.
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A great book. Really interesting.
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Loved this book chronicling their lives and opinions when they are both over 100 . Though there's is not the same story as of those born to less privilege, it was wonderful.
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I enjoyed this book so much, these two ladies (and they were true Ladies!!!) were just cute and sweet and so fun to read about... I like Bessie because of her "I won't take crap" attitude, but I loved Sadie too... can't wait to read "Book of everyday Wisdom"!!!
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These 2 sisters just crack me up. They come from a well-to-do family that placed an emphasis on education.
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COULD YOU SURVIVE 100 YEARS OF LIVING SIDE BY SIDE WITH A SIBLING? THIS BOOK TELLS YOU HOW TO DO IT WITH PANACHE.
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Cute book.