A Tree Grows In Brooklyn – Review

Thank you to Harper Perennial for the free copy of this book in support of my readalong. “Everything struggles to live. Look at that tree growing up there out of that grating. It gets no sun, and water only when it rains. It’s growing out of sour earth. And it’s strong because its hard struggleContinue reading “A Tree Grows In Brooklyn – Review”

Our African-American Reads #ourafricanamericanreads

Thank you to publishers, Penguin Classics and Harper Perennial for providing books in support of this reading initiative. As a lover of the classics, there are books by or about African-American people, I’ve read and enjoyed, but still there are many I haven’t. Pictured below is one I’m currently reading and the other 2, I’mContinue reading “Our African-American Reads #ourafricanamericanreads”

Roots – Review

“Haley’s monumental achievement helped convince the nation that the black story is the American story. He also made it clear that black humanity is a shining beacon that miraculously endured slavery’s brutal horrors.” – Introduction to Roots from Michael Dyson Where do I start in attempting to convey how this book consumed my mental spaceContinue reading “Roots – Review”

The Autobiography of an Ex-Coloured Man -Review

At what point in life do you remember coming to the realization that people are different from you, in particular, when do we start to notice race, eye color, hair texture, we see difference? I might have been in first or second grade (elementary school) when some of my classmates asked me a question aboutContinue reading “The Autobiography of an Ex-Coloured Man -Review”

The Winter of Our Discontent – Review

I’m making my way through my Steinbeck’s and this year started with the read of The Winter of Our Discontent. I went into reading this book without much of an idea regarding what the book was about. I picked up this vintage like edition several years ago at a secondhand store simply because it wasContinue reading “The Winter of Our Discontent – Review”