|Plot Summary of Dancing on Black Ice|
|""Dancing on Black Ice" by Elvira Barnes is the very touching story of a black girl growing up in Minnesota. Part of the story tells of her confinement to her room, then to a home for unwed mothers, which she
describes as being 'incarcerated and defenseless in a prison where the crime was motherhood'. "
Marlena Robertson, Resident Scholar
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|Review Analysis of Dancing on Black Ice|
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Tone of book?
Time/era of story
Kids growing up/acting up?
Inside culture (main char)
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Outside culture (society)
- American Midwest
Parents/lack of parents problem?
- parental abuse
- a teen
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- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Average intelligence
- quite fatty
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- 4 ()
- rude people
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
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Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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