Monday, August 29, 2016
Motown and Didi: A Love Story was written by Walter Dean Myers in 1987. The novel depicts Motown who lives in a burned-out building one floor above the rats, searching out jobs every day, working his muscles every night, keeping strong, surviving. Another, Didi lives in her cool dream bubble, untouched by the Harlem heat that beats down on her brother until only drugs can soothe him. Didi escapes, without needles, in her tidy plans and stainless visions, etchings of ivycovered colleges where her true life will begin. Didi can survive inside her own safe mind, until Motown steps into her real world and makes it bearable. Together they can stand the often brutal present. A riveting novel that gives life to the era to Harlem Renaissance and its essence. Great read!!