Tag: racism

Oct 31

Book Review: Small Great Things

Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult The cover says this is Picoult’s most important book. As Handle With Care was a book about raising a disabled child, this book could be titled “A White Person’s Guide to Racism.” Picoult is a very accessible author;. Reading her is like reading the novel equivalent of a mainstream …

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Jan 13

Book Review: Between the World and Me

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates If the point of a book is to experience the world from another’s viewpoint, just for a little while, this book succeeds. It’s short, around 150 pages in the hardback, and it takes the frame of a father’s letter to his son. It’s dark enough that I …

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May 09

Book Review: Jesus Land

Jesus Land by Julia Scheeres This memoir falls squarely into the “my childhood was worse than your childhood” category. And you know what? She wins. (Not that this is a category that anyone really wants to win.) The sadness of the Scheeres’ childhood hit me harder than any other memoir of childhood I’ve read. Even …

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