Every now and then a book comes along that inspires and uplifts because it embodies the triumph of the human spirit over great adversity. LITTLE HOT MAMA – The Flossie Turner Lewis Story is one of those books. It is the true story of Flossie Turner Lewis, a woman of strength, a single mother who raised five children, a black entertainer who performed on the carnival and chitlin circuits, in speakeasies and minstrel shows, and in the swank nightclubs of Miami’s Overtown where the Turner Family shared venues with other greats of the day. From the Deep South to Miami, Puerto Rico, and Los Angeles, Flossie lived her life as a performer, a mother, and a woman who could neither read nor write. That was until she decided at the age of 65 to learn how.
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