Day 23 – Favorite Non-Fiction Has to be The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson. If you haven’t read it you absolutely NEED to. The Warmth of Other Suns follows two men and a woman. We as readers go on the journey with them to leave the south for the north and for California for a better life. It’s captivating, and extremely informative. The subject of the Great Migration occurred between 1910 and 1970. Strangely there aren’t many detailed books about it and it isn’t even taught in history class. Isabel Wilkerson’s writing will suck you in and change the way you think about how non-fiction books are written. The Warmth of Other Suns reads like a passionate fictional story, framed in important details and facts that will enlighten you politically and socially about the United States during this sixty year period of upheaval for African-Americans. Who had it harder – the African-Americans who remained in the south or those that fled to the Northeast, Midwest, and West?
My copy: The Warmth of Other Suns, hardcover 622 pages
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