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African American Writers

Overground Railroad
African American Writers
Sunny Solomon

Overground Railroad

Overground Railroad The Green Book and the Roots of Black Travel in America My selection for Black History Month, 2021, was Candacy Taylor’s Overground Railroad.

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The Missing American
African American Writers
Ann Ronald

The Missing American

Missing American, African mystery untangled by Ghanian private detective Emma Djan If I were to summarize The Missing American in a single couplet, I would

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Caste
African American Writers
Ann Ronald

Caste, The Origins of Our Discontents

CASTE, MORE OF WILKERSON’S METICULOUS RESEARCH In Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents, Isabel Wilkerson invites her readers to reconsider their inherent understanding of American

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Golden Slippers
African American Writers
Sunny Solomon

Langston Hughes – A poet for BLM?

GOLDEN SLIPPERS: An Anthology of Negro Poetry for Young Readers Poem: Youth Poet: Langston Hughes (1901 – 1967) Editor: Arna Bontemps Publisher: Harper & Row

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The Underground Railroad
African American Writers
Sunny Solomon

The Underground Railroad

THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD Is it true that Colson Whitehead’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Underground Railroad “traces the terrible wounds of slavery,” as Michael Schaub wrote

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Search for the New Land
African American Writers
Sunny Solomon

Search for the New Land

Search for the New Land shook me awake and into the world of Julius Lester’s Black experience. Sometimes my reading habits set me off like

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Blood Dazzler
African American Writers
Sunny Solomon

Blood Dazzler

BLOOD DAZZLER I can’t think of a more appropriate book to review in this prolonged season of hurricanes than Patricia Smith’s Blood Dazzler, her 2008

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Mercy
African American Writers
Joanne Mallari

Mercy

MERCY, A CLIFTON COLLECTION What a novel can do in three hundred pages, a good poem can do on one. Lucille Clifton does it in

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