READING RECOMMENDATIONS DAY 22

Could a child go missing and people simply not notice? Most of us would tend to say not. But shockingly, it’s not that uncommon, and not just in cases where the child in question is a toddler. In different cities around the country, there were cases of young Black girls simply … not showing up […]

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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 17

I’ve recommended this book before in other forums, but it seems especially relevant in these times. ‘Darktown’ by Thomas Mullen is about the first “Negro” police officers in Atlanta and the challenges they faced to enforce the law, while the law itself did not recognize and accept them as the men and full citizens they […]

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READING RECOMMENDATIONS DAY 16

I found this one a painful read, because of the poignant portrayal of what Black people lost and the compromises they made to gain the benefits that come from proximity to whiteness, or in the most extreme passing for white. I especially liked reading about Jude, one of the main characters’ “blue-black” daughter who suffers […]

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READING RECOMMENDATIONS DAY 13

Black Card by Chris L. Terry My rating: 5 of 5 stars You ever read a book that you’re just happy was written? ‘Black Card’ is one such book for me. I mean, there have been a couple of those this year, but this one in particular felt timely and important. I read about this […]

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