• Wandering in Strange Lands

  • A Daughter of the Great Migration Reclaims Her Roots
  • By: Morgan Jerkins
  • Narrated by: Morgan Jerkins
  • Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (72 ratings)

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©2020 Morgan Jerkins (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers
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Not Just Black History -- It's All Of Our History

I have done a lot of reading this summer to grow my understanding of racism and its history here in our nation, and to unearth prejudices that I may still carry. Jerkin's book, which she's so eloquently narrates, is the best I've read this summer. While I don't know that it's what she set out to do, her story will help me better articulate the case for reparations with my white community. Powerful and important.

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I love Morgan

If I had a daughter I wish her to possesses the tenacity and finesse of Morgan. I read her first book and walked away thinking how brilliant and brave to share so much.
Now I’m opened mouthed in awe at the length to which she will go to unearth her/our truth
Her perspectives on events I have lived through or witnessed first hand helped me see with fresher eyes. Examine with a wiser heart and hope renewed faith that the post Civil Rights Era is in more than capable hands. Morgan you are my /our daughter warrior and we are comfortable with you. Thanks for this book. You are at this moment and in moments to come among the greats.

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Eye-opener

I heard about this book on Nat'l Public Radio, wanting to hear the whole story.

As I listened, I felt like I was going right along with the writer to find out about her heritage; her descriptions of her family's feelings about their past, the places she went to do her research, and what she found out each of the different cultures she encountered was all SO eye-opening.

I hope this book will be added to general curriculum for schools, from Jr. High through college-level. If Americans were more exposed to this meaningful way of presenting a family's history, we might, at last, be able to move forward into a society where all lives matter.

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Outstanding history lesson…

Well researched and beautifully told, this book provides a history of a personal search for identity and a people’s struggles over centuries that continue into the present and future of this nation. Real, listen and learn…

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She’s Done It Again!

This young lady is so intelligent and so insightful. I’m a 60 y/o AA women. I’m amazed at how much I’ve learned from both books by this young lady who is not even 30 years old yet. Her future as a writer is bright. Thanks for sharing your family’s story.

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Disappointed

I found the part on the connections between blacks and Native Americans very interesting. Aks???? Really brought the professionalism of the narration down.

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Very poorly narrated!

Yes, part was the book was inspirational, especially since I am from Louisiana.
However, the author so often mispronounced words, especially the word asked - usually she said "axed" that at times, it was a struggle to great through. I found myself looking at the time remaining in the book.
Nonetheless, the research required was impressive and well done.
Since I experienced the book via audible, I would not recommend that version; perhaps the print version would be easier to endorse.

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