Dear Donna Jo Napoli,

Alligator BayouBack when I took your Writing for Children class at Bryn Mawr, I hadn’t read any of your books.  Since then I’ve read a few, and enjoyed them, so when I got my hands on a galley of Alligator Bayou I was pretty psyched about it.  I found it fascinating–a lot of historical fiction doesn’t appeal to me, but being of Italian descent made me more immediately interested in a story about Sicilian immigrants.  Anyway, your book described a rather shameful portion of American history that I had only a vague awareness of, and I’m grateful both for the learning experience and for your compelling storytelling.  A good solid four-star read with a heartwrenching ending.



Wanna check out this title for yourself?  Try the Indie Bound or ABC bookstore finders!


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