The first James Baldwin novel I read was Giovanni’s Room and I really enjoyed it. I marveled over his ability to write a novel with so many layered themes. I also was wondering why it had taken me so long to finally read one of his novels. I notice that this is often the first […]
Today’s recommendation for 24 Books to Christmas is The Healing by Jonathan Odell. I first became acquainted with this book on Denise’s YouTube channel ArtBooksLife. My curiosity was immediately peaked when I heard her talking about it. I couldn’t resist. I immediately purchased it but didn’t get around to reading it until 2016. I had […]
24 Books to Christmas is really making me look back on my past reading. There are so many really great books that I’ve read in the recent past but also in the far away past. I decided to go with The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks about Race for day 4. The Fire This […]
Zane Pinchback, the light-skinned reporter from the black newspaper The New Holland Herald is back! The graphic novel Incognegro introduced us to Zane and the daring way he goes about writing stories about the lynchings that were taking place all over the south during the 1920s. Zane continues to use this approach in a new graphic […]
Black No More has been on my TBR for quite a while. It’s on my list of #SundayShorts to read this year. Black No More is a Harlem Renaissance Classic that explores race in an unexpected way, that will spark much thought and deep conversation. « What would happen to the race problem in America if […]
Day 27 – Favorite Line/Paragraph: As you know Another Country was one of my favorite books that I read last year. It was such a revelation to me – from the writing style to the complex characters and to all the societal themes that are still relevant today. There were so many great lines from […]
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