The Secret Life Of Bees Essay

618 Words3 Pages
I chose the book The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd. It’s a fiction novel about a young girl and her black “stand in mother” who travel to South Carolina together and stay with some sisters who are bee keepers.
Sue Monk Kidd was born on August 12, 1948. She grew up in Sylvester, Georgia. She went to the Texas Christian University in 1970. She graduated with a B.S degree. After college, she was working as a nurse for about 10 years. During this time, she married Sanford Kidd and had two kids together. At around age 30, she took creative writing course at Emory University and Anderson College. While growing up, she had a very imaginative father. The stories that her Father told encouraged her to become a writer. She won a writing contest that also lead her to writing. The Secret Life of Bees was her first novel published. She previously wrote The Dance of the Dissident Daughter, which is a memoir about her journey into feminist theology. The Secret Life of Bees was published in 2002. It took Kidd about 4 years to write. During this short time period, there were many different things happening. One of the big things that happened was when George W. Bush,
…show more content…
The Secret Life of Bees was one of her books that took place in the south, around the same place she grew up in. Since Kidd grew up in the south, she was around a lot of racial injustice and her stories will include the differences between white and black people. Her stories will reflect what she saw and experienced while growing up in the south. As a teenager, Kidd was witnessing the beginning of desegregation, so that may also impact her stories. She was also a white American, and specifically, her book, The Secret Life of Bees, had included African-American characters. So you’re going to get a Southern white American’s perspective on African-American people. Her stories are also spiritual because she has an interest in understanding the
Open Document