Everything you need to understand or teach Mama Lola by Karen McCarthy Brown.
This book, Mama Lola, A Vodou Priestess in Brooklyn, is an exploration into one woman's life and family heritage, and how she comes into the role of a healer and 'manbo' within the Vodou religion. The story begins with Mama Lola's great grandfather and winds its way through the various generations into the story of Alourdes (a.k.a. Mama Lola) and her ministry in Brooklyn, New York. Like many who practice Vodou, Alourdes is born in Haiti, and hers is a life wrought with peril and poverty. Mama Lola gives birth to her first child at the age of fourteen, and she soon learns that she must do whatever it takes to survive. When Mama Lola is in her twenties, she is offered the opportunity to come to America. She eagerly embraces the chance, and through the will of the spirits, begins her practice in Brooklyn, New York.
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Mama Lola: A Vodou Priestess in Brooklyn Lesson Plans contain 133 pages of teaching material, including: