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Good Talk by Mira Jacob
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Kudos to Mira Jacob for providing a light-hearted, but thoughtful and thought-provoking look at our currently fractured nation. Presented as a graphic memoir, she touches on many important societal issues, including family, love, marriage, religion, racism and racial tropes, politics, immigration, and more. She writes from personal experience, being US-born woman, whose parents immigrated from India, who marries a white Jewish man, and is raising an inquisitive son, Jacob. Many of the chapters are discussions with her son as he gets older.

There is a strong political bias, which will offend some readers and please others: a celebration of Obama's election (as a fellow person of color) along with his dreams of a more progressive society contrasted with her open criticism of Trump's administration fanning the flames of fear against blacks, Muslims, or anyone who looks different, extending to her son. Recommended, 4.5 stars.
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June 22, 2019 – Finished Reading
June 26, 2019 – Shelved
June 26, 2019 – Shelved as: biography
June 26, 2019 – Shelved as: graphic-novels

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Elyse Walters Fantastic review Skip!!
I love this book.


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