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Dear Miss Sweetie From the founding member of We Need Diverse Books comes a powerful novel about identity betrayal and the meaning of familyBy day seventeen year old Jo Kuan works as a lady's maid for the cruel daughter of one of the wealthiest men in Atlanta But by night Jo moonlights as the pseudonymous author of a newspaper advice column for the genteel Southern lady Dear Miss Sweetie When her column becomes wildly popular she uses the power of the pen to address some of society's ills but she's not prepared for the backlash that follows when her column challenges fixed ideas about race and gender While her opponents clamor to uncover the secret identity of Miss Sweetie a mysterious letter sets Jo off on a search for her own past and the parents who abandoned her as a baby But when her efforts put her in the crosshairs of Atlanta's most notorious criminal Jo must decide whether she a girl used to living in the shadows is ready to step into the light With prose that is witty insightful and at times heartbreaking Stacey Lee masterfully crafts an extraordinary social drama set in the New South this is the type of badass journalist girl historical fiction I'm here for I like the ideas behind this book and the messages it presents for young girls by showing an Asian woman challenging gender and racial issues I especially appreciate historical stories that feature Asians in the US and not just Asia Seeing the protagonist navigate Atlanta as a Chinese woman as well as portrayals of black solidarity and white feminism is important I definitely want to see of that reflected in stories Although I typically enjoy historical fiction however I wasn't into this book on a personal level I really like the ideas and themes but felt like the plot lacked in tension and drama The stakes weren't raised high enough to be an invigorating story despite all the potential it had to be hard hitting Much of the problems that the protagonist faces seem to be resolved too easily which makes it feel like there were no stakes in the first place Reasons to live1 This historical fiction about a badass girl journalist who by day works as maid for the daughter of the wealthiest man in town and by night secretly turns over ideas about race and gender for a newspaper advice column Five shining rebellious upstanding remarkable powerful emotional starsI loved this book because it’s about two things that I love the most Words and changingWORDS are the bridges provide connection between people WORDS could get your feet off the ground and give you the freedom to explain express educate yourselfWORDS are faster and powerful weapons once you used them carelessly it could even take for years to correct your mistake and you could never take them backWords are the models words are the tools words are the boards words are the nails They are chameleons which reflect the color of the environment3 things got my hands glued to this book Those harsh direct honest consisted of truly poured out feelings and opinions seeking out only but only freedom euality were imprinted on my mind A woman character daily a maid and nightly a column writer who is brave enough writing about unconventional provocative race and gender issues freely Elegant beautiful educative amazing writing of the author captivated my heart and soul at the same timeAs Albert Einstein said “The word as we created it is a process of our thinking It cannot be changed without changing of our thinking”So let’s start with the change of our point of views to take a first crucial step for the better version of ourselves and the better world we deserved to live

  • Hardcover
  • 374 pages
  • Dear Miss Sweetie
  • Stacey Lee
  • English
  • 09 February 2015

About the Author: Stacey Lee

Stacey Lee is a fourth generation Chinese American whose people came to California during the heydays of the cowboys She believes she still has a bit of cowboy dust in her soul A native of southern California she graduated from UCLA then got her law degree at UC Davis King Hall After practicing law in the Silicon Valley for several years she finally took up the pen because she wanted the perk


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