Home / NON-FICTION (SELF-HELP, BUSINESS, MEMOIR) / Dorchester GirlDorchester Girl$12.95Local radio icon, Jordan Rich and the WBZ Book Club podcast has great things to say about “Dorchester Girl,” a memoir written by Judith Kirwan Kelley. Check it out in this 2 min podcast: Those “O.F.D.” will love this book!https://tinyurl.com/sjhzwcuh Dorchester Girl quantity Add to cart SKU: 9781736199015 Category: NON-FICTION (SELF-HELP, BUSINESS, MEMOIR) Tags: 1960s, 1970s, Boston desegregation, cultural dynamics, desegregation, Dorchester, Dorchester High for Girls, Girl's Latin High School, MA, memoir, social movements Description Additional information Reviews (0) DescriptionJudith Kirwan Kelley provides a unique “lived” perspective on growing up in Dorchester, Massachusetts, during tumultuous socio-political times. Deeply impacted by the assassination of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the decade of the 1960s dramatically shaped the contexts of living in America. The changing family as well as the social movements for Civil Rights, Women’s Rights, Gay Rights, Rights of the Disabled, the sexual revolution, among other forms of cultural upheaval, all played their part in the life of one Originally from Dorchester (OFD).Written with humor and pathos, the stories are based on the author’s experiences, backed up by a comprehensive investigation of written sources which explore the complex history of mandatory school desegregation in Boston, and other cultural phenomena occurring at the time. Kirwan Kelley’s detailed elaborations of family, neighborhood, and complex cultural dynamics are reflective of both the consistency and unpredictability of life. Intended to inform as well as to entertain, Kirwan Kelley clearly demonstrates appreciation of having come of age in Dorchester. She is, and always will be, a Dorchester Girl at heart.About the AuthorJudith Kirwan Kelley was born in Dorchester, Massachusetts in 1954, and lived there until the family joined in suburban migration, otherwise known as “white flight,” in 1969. One of seven children in a typical Irish Catholic family, her relatives included, among others, Boston police officers, laborers, and housewives. Kirwan Kelley, a scholar with a Brown University PhD in Sociology, considers herself a lifetime creative writer. However, Kirwan Kelley’s most valuable roles are as a socially conscious, married mother of three adult daughters, and Mimi to her six grandchildren. Storytelling has always been part of her life. Additional informationWeight10.93 ozDimensions9 × 6 × .47660 in ReviewsThere are no reviews yet.Only logged in customers who have purchased this product may leave a review.Related products Sacred Intelligence0 out of 5 $10.95 Add to cart American Banking Through Crises and Consolidation0 out of 5 $18.00 Add to cart Finding Janine0 out of 5 $12.95 Add to cart The Loco Life of Doctor Taco0 out of 5 $16.95 Add to cart
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