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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READING RECOMMENDATIONS DAYS 11 & 12

I forgot to post here yesterday, but if you follow me on Facebook, you’ll never miss a recommendation. Still, here goes … Day 11 I’ve rediscovered Lisa Jewell in recent years. She used to write very different kinds of books, mostly chick lit and romance and now she writes darker-side-of-human-nature novels with intricate plotting and […]

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