Minding Ben

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Author(s): Victoria Brown
Original Publish Date: Apr 19, 2011
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (12.70 hours)
Product Number: Z100088355
Released: Feb 02, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781452621067
Narrator/s: Joyce Bean
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
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Description

Minding Ben invites listeners into the private world of one of the anonymous West Indian babysitters who have peopled the lives of so many young urban families for decades. Grace left Trinidad for New York with hopes for a better life and education. As she struggles to adjust to her new life-and to determine just what shape her American Dream will take-Grace finds work as a nanny for the unconscionable Bruckners, a job that pays meager wages for its demanding and humiliating responsibilities. At the mercy of her employers, and unprepared for the playground politics within the West Indian babysitting community, Grace nevertheless carries the day as she navigates the complicated world of America with strength and perseverance. Minding Ben offers a rarely seen account of the immigrant experience in this strong, compassionate, and insightful narrative.

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