Tag: white privilege

Tristina Wright: 27 Hours

Rumor Mora fears two things: hellhounds too strong for him to kill, and failure. Jude Welton has two dreams: for humans to stop killing monsters, and for his strange abilities to vanish. But in no reality should a boy raised to love monsters fall for a boy raised to kill them. Nyx Llorca keeps two

Jodi Picoult: Small Great Things

Ruth Jefferson is a labor and delivery nurse at a Connecticut hospital with more than twenty years’ experience. During her shift, Ruth begins a routine checkup on a newborn, only to be told a few minutes later that she’s been reassigned to another patient. The parents are white supremacists and don’t want Ruth, who is

Go Set a Watchman

THIS REVIEW WILL CONTAIN SPOILERS IN MY ANALYSIS. I GO PRETTY DEEP, SO IT CAN’T BE HELPED THIS TIME. I WILL WARN YOU FIRST. From Harper Lee comes a landmark new novel set two decades after her beloved Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece, To Kill a Mockingbird. Maycomb, Alabama. Twenty-six-year-old Jean Louise Finch–“Scout”–returns home from New York

Kindred

Having just celebrated her 26th birthday in 1976 California, Dana, an African-American woman, is suddenly and inexplicably wrenched through time into antebellum Maryland. After saving a drowning white boy there, she finds herself staring into the barrel of a shotgun and is transported back to the present just in time to save her life. During

Naughts & Crosses

There are books. And then there are BOOKS. Usually, those kind get a lot of recognition–they get read in school, they get awards, or movies made out of them. Everyone reads them. But sometimes, there are BOOKS that slip through unnoticed for one reason or another. Now, I’ve had Naughts & Crosses on my TBR for a

King Leopold’s Ghost

I feel a bit like I am waking up, being born. I understand, now, those grumpy Victorian men in movies who think women should not be allowed to be educated–“It isn’t right! They’ll get ideas!” Yes…I am getting ideas. I am learning. The world is getting smaller. The more I know, the more I want
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