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092    BIO|bDAVIS 
100 1  Davis, Bridgett M.,|eauthor. 
245 14 The world according to Fannie Davis :|bmy mother's life in
       the Detroit numbers /|cBridgett M. Davis. 
250    First United States edition. 
264  1 New York :|bLittle, Brown and Company,|c2019. 
300    xi, 308 pages :|billustrations ;|c25 cm 
336    text|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|2rdamedia 
338    volume|2rdacarrier 
504    Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-307). 
520    The World According to Fannie Davis is Bridgett Davis's 
       unforgettable coming of age in a family with a secret. The
       upper middle class splendor in which she and her siblings 
       so happily lived was made possible by her mother's 
       business in the Numbers, the informal lottery that powered
       African American communities across the United States. A 
       poignant and revealing examination of how one family 
       lifted itself out of poverty and into a completely 
       different life, for good and bad, The World According to 
       Fannie Davis introduces us to an unforgettable matriarch, 
       and her daughter, whose ways of understanding still 
       resonate today.  Offering a daughter's perspective on her 
       larger-than-life mother, Bridgett Davis traces her 
       family's story as part of the Great Migration, showing how
       her mother and father arrived in Detroit from Tennessee 
       carrying with them not just their own hopes but also those
       of their families. A child gifted with extraordinary 
       powers of perception and understanding, Davis breaks the 
       code of secrecy around her mother's business and in so 
       doing reveals both her mothers' extraordinary sacrifices 
       as well as her seemingly endless generosity. We come to 
       understand just how keenly Fannie Davis believed in the 
       power of money, and family, to make the world right.  
       Moving, suspenseful and emotionally rewarding, The World 
       According to Fannie Davis will change the way you 
       understand the lengths a mother will go to provide for her
       family, and the way those sacrifices resonate over time, 
       offering not just a moving portrait of one American family,
       but also a new way of understanding Detroit. 
600 10 Davis, Fannie. 
600 10 Davis, Bridgett M.|xFamily. 
650  0 African American women|zMichigan|zDetroit|vBiography. 
650  0 African American families|zMichigan|zDetroit|vBiography. 
651  0 Detroit (Mich.)|vBiography. 
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