Book Review: Soul Surfer, A True Story of Faith, Family, and Fighting to Get Back on the Board by Bethany Hamilton with Sheryl Berk and Rick Bundschuh

After having read Gabrielle Douglas's Grace, Gold & Glory, another autobiography by a young Christian female athlete, I decided to check out Bethany Hamilton’s autobiography, Soul Surfer. The book was initially published in 2004, when Bethany was fourteen. Accompanying the opening of the (excellent) major motion picture in 2011, Soul Surfer was re-released with added bonus material in the … Continue reading Book Review: Soul Surfer, A True Story of Faith, Family, and Fighting to Get Back on the Board by Bethany Hamilton with Sheryl Berk and Rick Bundschuh

Book Review: Grace, Gold & Glory, My Leap of Faith by Gabrielle Douglas with Michelle Burford

I was faithfully supporting young Gabby Douglas during the 2012 Summer Olympics, from the time she was selected for the only guaranteed spot on Team USA, ’til the moment she made Olympic history as the first woman of color and African American gymnast to win the individual all-around gold. Her tiny but strong frame, her … Continue reading Book Review: Grace, Gold & Glory, My Leap of Faith by Gabrielle Douglas with Michelle Burford

Book Review: Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

I had a stint reading graphic novels in high school. It all started when I was eyeing the Persepolis books by Marjane Satrapi in my school library, planning on reading them as soon as I was on break, only to open them and be utterly dismayed that they were comic books. “Not comic books,” the … Continue reading Book Review: Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

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