Renaissance: The Nora White Story by Yecheilyah Ysrayl: Book Review

Renaissance: The Nora White Story (Book One)

Renaissance: The Nora White Story (Book One)


  • Series: Book One
  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Literary Korner Publishing; First Edition edition (June 27, 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0692913440
  • ISBN-13: 978-0692913444



My Rating ♥♥♥♥

My Review: 

I was impressed with this first offering from Yecheilyah Ysrayl, she captured the past in a beautiful way. A way that made me feel a part of the story and not just reading about an artists’ history and important historical events. I loved Nora’s spunk, her determination, and her cleverness. I also worried about her impulsiveness and her determination.

The parents of Nora were so well written. They made me connect to the southerners I grew up with. The older generation that had seen so much, struggled so much and wanted for their children, so much. I could relate these parents to my own grandparents who grew up during hard times and wanted everything for their children.

It was an important read for me because it showed the drive and ambition of a young woman making her way into a large city to follow her dreams of being an author.  This was a time when young girls were not given the freedom of moving to the big city and following their dreams. Nora chose to disappear and make her own way not realizing what this would do to her parents. Parents that knew hardship and had pasts with the ugliness of the world, the ugliness of the south.

There was so much for me to learn. I loved the history as well as the current being twined together in a way that taught me as I read. I felt this book as much as read the book. It was enlightening and it was powerful. I can see how it would also be considered empowering to an entire generation of new readers. What a great way to learn about the Harlem Renaissance and the well-known names and events of the New York, 1920’s.

I have to say this is a great first book. I can’t wait to see what happens in book two.

Where to find Renaissance The Nora White Story: 

This historical fiction novel is available on Amazon 


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