Tag Archives: slavery

Our Bodies

I came to Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates unaware of its context. I had seen the book listed on a number of 2015 Best Books lists and decided to read it. To me, a second generation American, … Continue reading

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Lasting Impression

The Marriage of Opposites is a new novel by one of my favorite authors, Alice Hoffman. This story is based on the family of Camille Pissarro the well-known impressionist artist. The story traces the history of his ancestors and their plight to … Continue reading

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Shackles

The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd is a moving historical fiction novel about slavery.  The story is based on sisters who lived in Charleston prior to the Civil War. As daughters of planters in the South, the Grimke … Continue reading

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Equality For All

Glow by Jessica Maria Tuccelli is a powerful new novel about race and family relations.  The author has masterfully woven a magical tale dating back to pre-Civil War days in Georgia and ending in the era prior to WWII. Told … Continue reading

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