READING RECOMMENDATIONS DAY 23

When I read ‘The Dear One’ by Jacqueline Woodson, I don’t think I paid attention to who had written it. I forgot that much of her work focuses on young, Black girls and their coming of age. This is one of those, looking at when worlds and classes collide. One girl a pregnant teen, the […]

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READING RECOMMENDATIONS DAY 21

Underground Airlines by Ben H. Winters My rating: 5 of 5 stars This one took me by surprise. I remember the hype and the acclaim, but I’ll be honest, I didn’t rush to get it at full price because I’m skeptical of books about race and the experience of Blackness in America written by white […]

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READING RECOMMENDATIONS DAY 15

The Fire This Time by Jesmyn Ward Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehesi Coates White Rage by Carol Anderson The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin Citizen by Claudia Rankine The New Jim Crow by Michele Alexander How to be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi They Can’t Kill Us All: Ferguson, Baltimore, and […]

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READING RECOMMENDATIONS DAY 10

This book, ‘Here Comes the Sun’ by Nicole Dennis-Benn really ticked me off, I have to admit. It was VERY hard for me to read such a difficult treatment of Jamaica and the ways in which the tourism industry has made commodities out of the things that are most beautiful and precious about the island–not […]

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