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Book Review: Dear Justyce (Dear Martin #2)

Book Details: Published Date: September 29, 2020Author: Nic StoneGenre: Young Adult, Fiction, Realistic Fiction, African AmericanFormat: AudibleNarrator: Dion GrahamLength: 4h 45m An unflinching look into the tragically flawed practices and silenced voices in the American juvenile justice system.Vernell LaQuan Banks and Justyce McAllister grew up a block apart in the Southwest Atlanta neighborhood of Wynwood Heights. Years later, though, Justyce walks… Continue reading Book Review: Dear Justyce (Dear Martin #2)

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Book Review: Dear Martin (Dear Martin #1)

Book Details: Published Date: October 17, 2017Author: Nic StoneGenre: Young Adult, Fiction, Realistic Fiction, African AmericanFormat: AudibleNarrator: Dion GrahamLength: 4h 32m After a traffic stop turns violent at the hands of the police, a young Black teen grapples with racism - and what it means for his future. Critically acclaimed author Nic Stone boldly tackles America’s troubled history with race relations… Continue reading Book Review: Dear Martin (Dear Martin #1)

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Book Review: Passing

Book Details: Publication Date: April 29, 2013 (Originally 1929)Author: Nella LarsonGenre: Historical Fiction, African AmericanFormat: KindleLength: 106 pages Light-skinned black woman Irene Redfield encounters an old childhood friend - Claire- who is now "passing" as a white woman. Claire is married to a racist white man, who doesn't know she has African American blood. In spite of the danger… Continue reading Book Review: Passing