I’m deeply grateful to everyone who has purchased, read, and taken the time to review one of my books. All profits from my books go to help get dogs like Travis, Olympia, Adonis, Buttercup, Brady, Woody, Mason, Avery, Shelby, Dora, Max, Misty, Bethany, Willey, Mel, Clayton, Mel #2, Melissa, Minnie, Appleby, Emma, Corrine, Abagail, August, Brody, Veronica, Nelson, Tiny, (see photos below) out of kill shelters. So far in 2017 we’ve helped free 815 dogs. In 2016, 250 dogs were freed. In 2015, 148 dogs were freed.
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Just when I thought she couldn’t possibly write any better and here comes her latest book, my new favorite.The Day I saw the Hummingbird is an incredible look at the early days of slavery from the eyes of a child born into that lifestyle. It’s hard to imagine that a child so young could have experienced so much sadness and trauma and yet this author so clearly tells his story through his words. I felt the pain, the hatred and the hopelessness these poor people lived through. I couldn’t put this book down because I needed to hear though Oscar’s words just how his life moved on. Like Oscar, some pictures are burned into my memories, yet I have a much better understanding of what life as a slave truly meant. Kudos to Paulette Mahurin for telling this story in such an honest way. A must read for book lover.
Confronting man’s inhumanity to man is painful – no two ways about it. But this book, which reads like a heartfelt memoir by a real black man looking back on his life as a slave and his escape to freedom, also focuses on goodness and human warmth. The author has put a lot of heart into her characters. Young Oscar sees terrible abuses by the truly evil plantation overseer, yet he manages to continue to believe in God and the value of life. Despite horrible abuses and the brutal murder of her husband, Oscar’s mother manages to instill in her son faith, hope and a belief in himself as a valuable human being.
The author obviously did a lot of research about slavery and the Underground Railroad, which she uses to infuse this novel with realism.
Kudos to her for shining a light on this shameful chapter in American history, while also creating memorable characters who maintain their humanity despite the horrors of slavery.