Recent book by Oak Park author explores race, gender and poverty in Chicago

Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter

By Community Editor

Oak Park resident and former Chicago litigator Lynne Adams-Whitaker (L.A. Whitaker) addresses race, gender and poverty in her new book The Chit'lin Coast: A Tale of Growing Up Black and Female in Mid-Twentieth Century Chicago.

As a black woman growing up in a poor Chicago neighborhood in the 50s, the book's main character Kim Washington "refuses to crumble against the walls society places before her," Whitaker writes in a short story synopsis.

The Chit'lin Coast is available on Amazon in paperback and for Kindle as well as at Oak Park bookstore The Book Table, 1045 Lake Street. A copy of the book has also been added to the local authors collection at the Oak Park Public Library according to Whitaker's husband Al Whitaker.

Reader Comments

No Comments - Add Your Comment

Note: This page requires you to login with Facebook to comment.

Comment Policy

Facebook Connect

Answer Book 2018

To view the full print edition of the Wednesday Journal 2018 Answer Book, please click here.

Quick Links

Sign-up to get the latest news updates for Oak Park and River Forest.

MultimediaContact us
Submit Letter To The Editor
Place a Classified Ad

Classified Ad

Latest Comments