For Lamb

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
January 2023
8 hours 2 minutes
Lamb's family strives to better their lives in Jackson, Mississippi, in the late 1930s. Lamb’s mother is a hard-working, creative seamstress who cannot reveal she's a lesbian. Lamb’s brother has a brilliant mind and has even earned a college scholarship for a black college up north—if only he could curb his impulsiveness and rebellious nature. Lamb herself is a quiet and studious girl. She is also naïve. As she tentatively accepts the friendly overtures of a white girl who loans her a book she loves, she sets a off a calamitous series of events that pulls in her mother, charming hustler uncle, estranged father, and brother—and ends in a lynching. Told with nuance and subtlety, avoiding sensationalism and unnecessary brutality, this young-adult novel from celebrated author Lesa Cline-Ransome pays homage to the female victims of white supremacy.

I enjoyed reading this book. It just sickens me to think black people had to be subjected to this kind of living. I was disappointed to hear during the credits that Lamb was actually Lynched.

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Judy P.

I will never forget this book! It was amazingly written for such a dark time in our history. It sickens me to know that Lamb was lynched as well. I hope a book is written telling us the story behind that!!

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