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Reviewed by Christian Sia for Readers' Favorite
Hitch Your Wagon to a Star by Terri W. Majors is a beautiful and compelling biography, set against the backdrop of the turbulent years of the 1920s, a period that witnessed the rising oil market, the Great Depression, the aftermath of the First World War, and the years that followed. What was it like for a Texan girl born in poverty to live during such a time and to have a dream? What were the challenges — cultural, educational, and relational? In this biography, the author chronicles Melba’s life, from poverty through the different forms of struggles, and how she became an icon for her three girls and other women.
Although this is a biography, Terri W. Majors, has done a wonderful job in helping readers get a very powerful glimpse of the 1920s and the Baby Boomer period. Melba is a determined young girl when the story starts, an intelligent girl who knows the value of keeping secrets — and this plays out so well for her, and is a gift that many people do not understand. It’s only later in her life that her fondness for keeping things secret comes across as one of her most powerful skills and something that helps her succeed in the path she’s chosen. The story is set at a time when women suffered many prejudices. The protagonist fought for what she believed, facing untold challenges from her early life, through her student days. What is most astonishing is how she gains the wisdom that she later imparts to her own children.
The protagonist is the kind of character that readers will love to stick with, a hero for women who feel uncertain or who suffer from low self-worth. She is portrayed as secretive, confident, and determined, but these are not qualities that come naturally to her and it is interesting to see how she focuses on personal growth. When about to start her college studies, Melba expressed her determination in the following words: “I’m going to RACE through college, Mom! I have so many goals; this time I'm not going to be held back…! And, somewhat surprisingly, registration was a piece of cake!” Melba proclaimed with a lilt in her voice. “I’m really feeling intoxicated about the future!” Hitch Your Wagon to a Star is an inspirational biography with powerful historical references, a story that will inspire women who want to make a huge difference.