Bibliography (Masterplots II: African American Literature, Revised Edition)
“Bebe Moore Campbell.” In Notable Black American Women. Book 3. New York: Gale Group, 2002. Provides a comprehensive listing of further readings on the author and her works, as well as an impressive overview of the author’s career and personal life. Includes a somewhat critical review of Singing in the Comeback Choir by Patricia Elam, a Washington Post critic, who says that the book failed to move her in the way earlier works by Campbell had moved her.
Campbell, Bebe Moore. “I Hope I Can Teach a Little Bit.” Interview with Bebe Moore Campbell by Martha Satz. Southwest Review 81 (Spring, 1996): 195-213. This interview took place in November of 1995, and it conveys Campbell’s feelings about the importance of keeping in touch with youngsters in the old neighborhoods and offering them the services of a teacher, counselor, and mentor.
Lumpkins, Barbranda. “Comeback Choir Sings Simple Truths.” Review of Singing in the Comeback Choir, by Bebe Moore Campbell. USA Today, February 26, 1998. Outlines the plot of Campbell’s novel and provides critical commentary that reflects the general critical response to the work. Effectively captures the theme and the message that Campbell hopes to convey.
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