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”
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?”
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”
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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