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  1. 1. Sue Monk Kidd By Tabitha…of course
  2. 2. Her Life…. <ul><li>Born August 12, 1948 in Albany, Georgia but grew up in Sylvester </li></ul><ul><li>Daughter of an imaginative, story- telling father </li></ul><ul><li>Loved to write and tell stories at an early age </li></ul><ul><li>At the beginning of her life she actually went to Texas Christian University where she studied nursing </li></ul><ul><li>Worked as nurse and college nursing instructor </li></ul>
  3. 3. Her…continued <ul><li>While nursing she met her husband, Stanford Kidd </li></ul><ul><li>They had two kids..Ann and Bob </li></ul><ul><li>Became contributing editor at Guideposts </li></ul><ul><li>Published numerous articles for the Guidepost </li></ul><ul><li>Began with nonfiction then went back to school to write fiction </li></ul>
  4. 4. Her work <ul><li>Nonfiction </li></ul><ul><li>Fiction </li></ul><ul><li>Thoureau and Kate Chopin </li></ul><ul><ul><li>influences </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Feminist spirituality </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Recounting her spiritual journey from Baptist to feminist </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. The Mermaid Chair <ul><li>In this chapter she shows that she is an extremely educated individual which shows in all her writings. She seems to draw from her experiences in her life. She writes in the mind set of African Americans and whites. </li></ul><ul><li>She doesn’t sugar coat what she is writing about. She tells the story of people going through tough times and she tells it from an interesting point of view. </li></ul><ul><li>She doesn’t draw from the past for this book. This is more a book about the present day problems people experience. It is a book about how a woman falls in love with a monk and is still with her husband. It is more a book on the issues faced today then in the past. </li></ul>
  6. 6. The Mermaid Chair… <ul><li>The people that came before Sue dealt with things differently then she probably did. The only thing is she draws from them. It seems that she takes other people and what they’ve gone through and tells the story from a different point of view. </li></ul><ul><li>For this book she seems to take the experiences of others and the freedom of the slaves to show romance with an interesting twist. Almost like when slave owners would rape their slaves. </li></ul>
  7. 7. The Secret Life of Bees <ul><li>For this book it is more her experiences living in the South (Georgia). She takes what she possibly saw and heard and adds it to a story that draws the reader in. </li></ul><ul><li>This book is all about the history and life of an African American girl who has lost her mother. She takes their experiences in the past and puts it out there in writing. She doesn’t hold anything back but tells how the past really was. </li></ul><ul><li>This book is a little less modern then the first book. The setting is in Georgia so it shows that she is using the world for her stories. Other then that it is based mostly on the past. It has a lot of history in it. </li></ul>
  8. 8. The Secret Life of Bees… <ul><li>She writes about the past. She takes what the people before her went through and put it into a mind boggling novel. She seems to want everyone to know what life was like for African Americans but she adds present day events to make it a little more modern. </li></ul><ul><li>In this chapter alone she adds more history then a lot of other novels. She takes when men thought that women shouldn’t be educated and shouldn’t go to school and that women were not allowed to vote and adds it to the characters. This alone showed the difficult struggles they went through. It shows their struggle for freedom. It also adds how blacks judged other blacks. It shows their own race going against each other. Her writing shows the struggle of African Americans in a more modern way. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Works Cited <ul><li>http://www.enotes.com/secret-life-bees/biography </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.suemonkkidd.com/Author.aspx </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.suemonkkidd.com/ </li></ul>