Tag: racism

Review: Dreamland Burning by Jennifer Latham

If you’re like me, the first time you knew anything about the 1921 Tulsa race riots – or race massacre – was this summer, when Trump scheduled a rally in Tulsa on June 19 (Juneteenth). Before that I was mostly unaware of this history. What… Continue Reading “Review: Dreamland Burning by Jennifer Latham”

Review: The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson

I wasn’t sure what to expect from this book, but I ended up finding it both fascinating and moving. I knew it was about a true-life group of people in the Appalachians with blue skin, and it was also about the historic Packhorse Librarians,… Continue Reading “Review: The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson”

Reading about Racism

The events of the last few weeks relating to racism, police brutality, and criminal justice have been horrifying; and yet, at the same time there’s something really uplifting about seeing so many people talking about racism and taking positive steps to do something about… Continue Reading “Reading about Racism”

Review: In the Shadow of Statues by Mitch Landrieu

I saw Mitch Landrieu on the Daily Show a few months ago and immediately put this book on my TBR list.  It’s a fascinating look at race and the history of the American South, from slavery to Civil War to Civil Rights.  As the… Continue Reading “Review: In the Shadow of Statues by Mitch Landrieu”

Are the books of Dr. Seuss racist?

Dr. Seuss has always been a hero of mine.  I’ve been a huge Seuss fan since the day I could read, and probably earlier.  I have a portrait of the man, several biographies, and a lithograph of the Lorax graces my walls. When I… Continue Reading “Are the books of Dr. Seuss racist?”

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

The world feels very wrong right now. Between shootings, terrorism, and the horrible people that are governing our country with seemingly no ethics or empathy whatsoever. I’ve been trying to write a review of this book for a while, and it’s especially relevant right… Continue Reading “The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas”

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

First – I know most of you have read this book already, but for those who haven’t, there are spoilers in this review. Second – let me say up front that I know I’m not giving Mark Twain his due.  Published in 1885, Huckleberry… Continue Reading “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain”

Review: Small Island by Andrea Levy

Small Island is a book about Jamaicans during World War II who dream of seeing the larger world and move to London.  It’s also a book about black men and women were treated at this time, and about how racial prejudice in England, the… Continue Reading “Review: Small Island by Andrea Levy”

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