Category Archives: Race

Survive the Dome by Kosoko Jackson

Survive the Dome by Kosoko Jackson. Sourcebooks Fire, 2022. 9781728239088 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 3 Format: ARC, anticipated publication 3/29/22 Genre: Fantasy What did you like about the book?  On the eve of a … Continue reading

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The Other Talk: Reckoning With Our White Privilege

The Other Talk: Reckoning With Our White Privilege  by Brendan Kiely. Antheneum, Simon & Schuster, 2021. 9781534494046 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Hardcover What did you like about the book?  This frank and … Continue reading

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When We Say Black Lives Matter by Maxine Beneba Clarke

When We Say Black Lives Matter by Maxine Beneba Clarke. Candlewick Press, 2021. 9781536222388 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Hardcover  Genre: Picture book What did you like about the book? This powerful, simply worded story … Continue reading

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The Kaepernick Effect: Taking a Knee, Changing the World – by Dave Zirin

The Kaepernick Effect: Taking a Knee, Changing the World, by Dave Zirin. The New Press, 2021. 9781620976753 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 3 Format: ARC What did you like about the book?  In this book, … Continue reading

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Class Act by Jerry Craft

Class Act by Jerry Craft. Quill Tree Books, 2020. 9780062885517 Format: Hardcover Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Genre:  Realistic fiction What did you like about the book? Drew is one of a just a handful … Continue reading

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The Black Kids by Christina Hammonds Reed

The Black Kids by Christina Hammonds Reed. Simon & Schuster, 2020. 9781534462724 Format: Hardcover Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Genre:  Historical fiction What did you like about the book? It’s 1992. At first, the Rodney … Continue reading

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The Black Friend: On Being a Better White Person – Frederick Joseph

  The Black Friend: On Being a Better White Person – Frederick Joseph, Candlewick Press, 9781536217018, 2020 Format: Hardcover Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review)  5  What did you like about the book? Talking about race is… … Continue reading

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Opal’s Greenwood Oasis by Najah-Amatullah Hylton and Quraysh Ali Lansana, illustrated by Skip Hill

Opal’s Greenwood Oasis by Najah-Amatullah Hylton and Quraysh Ali Lansana, illustrated by Skip Hill. Calliope Group, 2021. 9781733647441 Format: ARC (2/21 pub date) Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4.5 Genre:  Historical fiction What did you like … Continue reading

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Somebody Give This Heart a Pen – Sophia Thakur

 Somebody Give This Heart a Pen – Sophia Thakur; Candlewick Press; (9781536209921), 2020 Format: hardcover Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 3.5 Genre: poetry What did you like about the book? This poetry collection has some … Continue reading

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