Book Review: Genesis Begins Again by Alicia D. Williams

Title: Genesis Begins AgainAuthor: Alicia D. WilliamsGenre: MG/YA Own Voices Contemporary FictionPage Count: 385 pagesPublisher: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy BooksRelease Date: January 15, 2019 Publisher’s Summary: There are ninety-six things Genesis hates about herself. She knows the exact number because she keeps a list. Like #95: Because her skin is so dark, people call her charcoal and … Continue reading Book Review: Genesis Begins Again by Alicia D. Williams

Book Review: The Color Purple by Alice Walker

This classic book, taking place between the 1930s and 1950s, is the story of a young African American child-wife named Celie. The first half of the book is written by Celie in misspelled and grammatically poor diary entries about her struggles with her sexually abusive father, and an abusive husband at age fourteen. The second … Continue reading Book Review: The Color Purple by Alice Walker

Book Review: The Autobiography of Malcolm X

The Autobiography of Malcolm X, as told to Alex Haley, is nothing short of an amazing memoir. We read Malcolm Little’s firsthand account of being a black youth, facing a world of extreme racism and prejudice against people of color. He soon enters a world of drugs, prostitution, violence, and crime in the 1940s and ’50s. … Continue reading Book Review: The Autobiography of Malcolm X