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Book Review: Isabel Wilkerson’s “Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents

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After watching the film “Origin” I neded to again delve into the profound and intricately woven narrative of Isabel Wilkerson’s “Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents,” I am reminded of…

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Sula

Friendship, Betrayal, and Redemption in Toni Morrison’s novel, ‘Sula.’

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In the realm of African American literature, Toni Morrison’s ‘Sula’ arguably stands out as a beacon of masterful storytelling which intricately weaves themes of friendship, betrayal and redemption within its…

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Unearthing the Language of Captivity: An Exploration of Shane McCrae’s “In the Language of My Captor”

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Shane McCrae’s critically acclaimed collection, “In the Language of My Captor,” offers a unique narrative of intertwined histories, memories, and identities. These collective voices echo the author’s struggle to define…

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The Sword and the Shield: The Revolutionary Lives of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. by Peniel E. Joseph – Book Review

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Peniel Joseph’s “The Sword and the Shield: The Revolutionary Lives of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr.” offers a compelling analysis of two of the most influential figures in…

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Exploring the Power of Identity and Resilience in “Black Boy” by Richard Wright

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“Black Boy” by Richard Wright is a gripping memoir that vividly portrays the challenges faced by an African-American boy growing up in the racially segregated South during the early 20th…

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Black students in Washington state played key role in the Civil Rights Movement, new book states

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When it comes to civil rights history, the focus is often on the marches, boycotts, sit-ins and other protests that took place in the South. In “Washington State Rising,” Marc…

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A Poignant Reflection on Life and More: “Why Fathers Cry at Night” by Kwame Alexander – Book Review

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This powerful memoir from a #1 New York Times bestselling author and Newbery Medalist features poetry, letters, recipes, and other personal artifacts that provide an intimate look into his life…

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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings: A Powerful Memoir of Resilience and Triumph – May Book of the Month

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Maya Angelou’s groundbreaking memoir, “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings,” is a compelling account of her tumultuous childhood and adolescence. Published in 1969, Angelou’s work has since become a…

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February 2023 | Book(s) of the Month

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Master Slave Husband Wife: An Epic Journey from Slavery to Freedom nu Ilyon Woo The remarkable true story of Ellen and William Craft, who escaped slavery through daring, determination, and…

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BOOK OF THE MONTH | OCTOBER 2022

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From the pastor of one of America’s fastest-growing churches, this bold, inspiring manifesto will show you how to dream, plan, and ultimately achieve your great calling in life. “If you’re…

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