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The Resource The secret life of bees, Sue Monk Kidd

The secret life of bees, Sue Monk Kidd

Label
The secret life of bees
Title
The secret life of bees
Statement of responsibility
Sue Monk Kidd
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Set in South Carolina in 1964, [this book] tells the story of Lily Owens, whose life has been shaped around the blurred memory of the afternoon her mother was killed. When Lily's fierce-hearted "stand-in mother," Rosaleen, insults three of the town's fiercest racists, Lily decides they should both escape to Tiburon, South Carolina--a town that holds the secret to her mother's past. There they are taken in by an eccentric trio of black beekeeping sisters who introduce Lily to a mesmerizing world of bees, honey, and the Black Madonna who presides over their household. This is a remarkable story about divine female power and the transforming power of love--a story that women will share and pass on to their daughters for years to come.-Back cover
Summary
After her "stand-in mother," a bold black woman named Rosaleen, insults the three biggest racists in town, Lily Owens joins Rosaleen on a journey to Tiburon, South Carolina, where they are taken in by three black, bee-keeping sisters
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Award
  • Book Sense Book of the Year Paperback, 2004.
  • YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, 2008
  • YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, 2003
  • YALSA Outstanding Book for the College Bound, 2009.
  • School Library Journal Best Books: Best Adult Books 4 Teens, 2002.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
067959
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kidd, Sue Monk
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Interest level
UG
LC call number
PS3611.I44
LC item number
S38 2002
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
  • 840
  • 840
Literary form
fiction
Reading level
5.7
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Teenage girls
  • African American women
  • Maternal deprivation
  • Race relations
  • Beekeepers
  • Sisters
  • Teenage boy/girl relations
  • Secrets
  • Historical fiction
  • Domestic fiction
  • South Carolina
Target audience
adult
Label
The secret life of bees, Sue Monk Kidd
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 301 pages
Isbn
9780670032372
Lccn
2001026310
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)46959726
  • (OCoLC)ocm46959726
  • 583256
Label
The secret life of bees, Sue Monk Kidd
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 301 pages
Isbn
9780670032372
Lccn
2001026310
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)46959726
  • (OCoLC)ocm46959726
  • 583256

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