Blues Ain't No Mockingbird Questions and Answers
by Toni Cade Bambara

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Who is narrating the story "Blues ain't no Mockingbird?"

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The short story, "Blues Ain't No Mocking Bird" is one of my all-time favorite stories. The short story is written by Toni Cade Bambara in the 1970s. In the story, a family in the southern part of the United States has their privacy invaded by two white cameramen. These cameramen are filming a movie about the local food stamp program. The story is told through the eyes of a young African American girl who lives through this horrific experience. While at her grandmother's house playing, the cameramen try recording her family, but the grandmother kindly asks them to leave. The men do not leave, but are later confronted by the grandfather when he smashes their camera. The main point of the story is that just because some people lack certain material possessions or are not wealthy as others, they still deserve the same privacy and respect as those that are fortunate and blessed with wealth. 

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