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Up the Mountain

How Green Was My Valley by Richard Llewellyn won a National Book Award in 1940. Written by an author of Welsh descent, the well-known story may be familiar to many who have seen the movie by the same name. Once … Continue reading

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The Black Gemstone

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi is a best-selling epic tale about the descendents of two half-sisters who were born on the Gold Coast in Africa during the days of slave trading. Although Effia and Esi share the same father, they are … Continue reading

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