Alaska Jackson differentiates the many characters, past and present, in this audiobook, especially the heroines who take center stage. Jackson clearly defines the courage of Blossom, the progenitor of a Black acting dynasty. In the Golden Age of Hollywood, Blossom is a trailblazing role model for female actors of color and generations later for her great-granddaughters, Hollis and Ardith. Jackson convincingly depicts the two present-day cousins, who are inspired by and grieving for their great-grandmother as they attempt to take control of their lives, which are constantly subjected to the downsides of fame. Blossom's story is the most captivating, but Hollis and Ardith have stories worth hearing. Regardless of character or era, Jackson's portrayals come alive, especially in the vivid dialogues. S.W. © AudioFile 2023, Portland, Maine [Published: NOVEMBER 2023]
Trade Ed. Harper Audio 2023
DD ISBN 9780063091627 $27.99
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