The Immigrant’s Lament Review

The Immigrant’s Lament was first published in Hebrew in 1994. Benarroch’s poetry has been published in a dozen languages, including Urdu and Chinese. Julia Uceda considers that Benarroch holds the memory of the world in his poetry, while Jose Luis Garcia Martin thinks that his poems are more than poetry, they are a document.  “If […]

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My Path to the Stars ARC Review (Plus My Girl Scouts Experience!)

A meningitis outbreak in their underprivileged neighborhood left Sylvia Acevedo’s family forever altered. As she struggled in the aftermath of loss, young Sylvia’s life transformed when she joined the Brownies. The Girl Scouts taught her how to take control of her world and nourished her love of numbers and science. With new confidence, Sylvia navigated shifting […]

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I’m Still Here Review

Austin Channing Brown’s first encounter with a racialized America came at age 7, when she discovered her parents named her Austin to deceive future employers into thinking she was a white man. Growing up in majority-white schools, organizations, and churches, Austin writes, “I had to learn what it means to love blackness,” a journey that […]

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Tales From Piney Grove Review

This book tells the story of the author’s life in the sharecropping 1960’s North Carolina. He reminisces about the things that the farmers did to make their own fun even though they didn’t have a lot of money themselves. It demonstrates the politics of the South at the time, and even describes how the town […]

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