Sarah M. Broom

Sarah M. Broom is an American author best known for her nonfiction work 'The Yellow House,' which won the National Book Award for Nonfiction in 2019. The memoir details her family's history and their connection to their home in New Orleans, exploring themes of identity, race, and belonging in the context of the house that was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina.


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  1. 1. The Yellow House

    "The Yellow House" is a memoir that tells the story of a hundred years of the author's family and their relationship to home in a neglected area of one of America's most mythologized cities, New Orleans. The narrative follows the author's journey from growing up in the titular house in New Orleans East, a largely ignored part of the city, to her pursuit of education and a career as a journalist, and her eventual return to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. The book explores themes of race, poverty, and inequity in America, while also being a deeply personal exploration of family, identity, and place.

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