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How the Secret Lives of Bees can Impact African American Families

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Lily Owens is a young girl who lives on a peach farm that her abusive father owns. Rosaleen black woman hired by Lily's father to be a stand in mother for Lily (Her real mother died in a horrendous accident that happened when she was a toddler). but when Rosaleen insults some of the biggest racists in their town, Lily is forced to take Rosaleen and run away to a town Lily believer her mother once lived. They go to live with three estranged sisters on a honey farm, and Lily soon learns what it is like to have a real family.