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An American Marriage
4.08
liked it
Perhaps my expectations were too high, but I felt let down by this book. Most of the main characters, I did not like, well Roy improved for most of th ...more
Mar 14, 2018
Jun 26, 2017
 
Elsewhere, California
3.84
liked it
I had a hard time getting into this book. There's no plot, just a naïve girl growing up in Southern California. Yet, this is where I connected. I grew ...more
Mar 28, 2015
Mar 25, 2015
 
We Are All Welcome Here
3.83
it was amazing
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I wish I read it years ago when I first got the book, but perhaps I would not have appreciated it as much as today. Th ...more
Jun 04, 2014
Feb 01, 2014
 
Twelve Years a Slave
4.17
it was amazing
In the end, quite an amazing story!

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Feb 20, 2015
Feb 18, 2015
 
Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America
4.12
it was amazing
Powerful stuff.
Aug 12, 2016
Mar 20, 2015
 
Small Great Things
4.34
really liked it
This is the second novel I read by Picolut, the other being over nearly a decade ago. Then there was a novella I read more recently, so I say this wit ...more
May 17, 2018
Jul 02, 2016
 
You Can't Touch My Hair: And Other Things I Still Have to Explain
3.87
liked it
Ok, so I got this at a library conference and likely would not pick it up just browsing at a bookstore or something. I read it, even though I have (se ...more
Aug 03, 2017
Jul 02, 2016
 
The Twelve Tribes of Hattie
3.47
liked it
Perhaps I didn't give this enough time, but at about 25% done I still couldn't get into the story. It's actually many stories, of Hattie's children, s ...more
May 16, 2014
May 19, 2014
 
Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation
4.18
really liked it
I read Octavia Butler's book twice, once being for a literature class, and the last time being around 17 years ago. Still, I remember the story well. ...more
Jul 04, 2017
Feb 07, 2017
 
Darktown
4.06
it was amazing
Well written historical novel set just after WWII in Atlanta Georgia, with the first black police officers. They are a small unit, confined to the YMC ...more
Feb 15, 2017
Jul 12, 2016
 
How It Went Down
3.94
really liked it
interesting format, strong story.
Nov 29, 2017
Nov 29, 2017
 
Blood at the Root: A Racial Cleansing in America
4.26
it was amazing
This is what happened in a small county in Georgia, about 100 years of history as to the people who lived there. They were slow to change, but at leas ...more
Jul 17, 2017
Jun 24, 2016
 
Inner City Blues (Charlotte Justice, #1)
3.49
did not like it
read to page 56/too boiler plate/blasé writing style - not interesting enough to read to the end
Jul 2006
Mar 20, 2015
 
Yellow Crocus
4.26
liked it
None
Sep 22, 2017
Aug 26, 2016
 
Life is So Good
4.14
really liked it
None
Oct 2005
Sep 09, 2012
 
The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration
4.33
None
not set
Dec 06, 2012
 
What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day (Idlewild, #1)
3.71
liked it
None
Jul 26, 2002
Jan 20, 2013
 
Cloudsplitter: A Novel
3.90
really liked it
None
May 12, 2013
Mar 08, 2013
 
Bound for Canaan: The Epic Story of the Underground Railroad, America's First Civil Rights Movement
4.12
None
not set
Oct 23, 2013
 
Before Freedom, When I Just Can Remember: Twenty-Seven Oral Histories of Former South Carolina Slaves
4.19
really liked it
None
Nov 28, 2013
Dec 02, 2013
 
72 Hour Hold
3.81
it was ok
None
Mar 2007
Dec 23, 2013
 
Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom: The Escape of William and Ellen Craft from Slavery
3.90
really liked it
None
Jan 2009
Dec 23, 2013
 
Sojourner Truth: A Life, A Symbol
4.18
really liked it
None
Apr 1999
Jan 22, 2014
 
The Struggle for Equality: Abolitionists & the Negro in the Civil War & Reconstruction
4.00
None
not set
Jan 23, 2014
 
The Bondswoman's Narrative
3.83
None
not set
Jan 23, 2014
 
My Soul Is Rested: Movement Days in the Deep South Remembered
4.43
None
not set
Jan 23, 2014
 
A Call to Conscience: The Landmark Speeches of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
4.55
None
not set
Jan 23, 2014
 
Families and Freedom: A Documentary History of African-American Kinship in the Civil War Era
3.25
None
not set
Jan 23, 2014
 
Slaves in the Family
3.98
None
not set
Jan 23, 2014
 
A Shadow on the Household: One Enslaved Family's Incredible Struggle for Freedom
3.67
None
not set
Feb 01, 2014
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