In this family memoir told in the voices of three generations, poet Natasha Tarpley sets her own migrations in the context of a long line of African-American stories. Both historical and personal, Girl in the Mirror traces her grandparents' move from Alabama to Chicago, her mother's relocation to Boston after her father's death, and her own trip to Africa and back. Tarpley emerges at the end reflected in the lives, struggles, and loves of those Black people who have traveled the road before her.

Girl in the Mirror CL 1998, Beacon Press (MA), Boston, MA

ISBN-13: 9780807072028