Book Review | The Underground Railroad, by Colson Whitehead

 I clearly haven’t read enough by Colson Whitehead. Several books into what promises to be a rather prolific career in fiction, Whitehead finally came into my crosshairs with his latest book, The Underground Railroad. If you follow me on twitter, you’ll probably know that I actually finished this book on Friday, but it’s taken a solid two days to fully gather my thoughts on the book. Right now, slave narratives and historical fiction are coming from all ends of the media, from Nate Parker’s Birth of a Nation to Underground, they’re everywhere, filing in a gap that was previously unexplored….

What got me thinking in March

I write a lot about books, but here’s some of the other stuff I read this past month! Hopefully this will be a new monthly feature. Check it out, and let me know in the comments what got you thinking this month.

Book Review | Writing My Wrongs, by Shaka Senghor

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars Short Form Review: Author Shaka Senghor provides an insightful look into prison life, contextualizing it with personal anecdotes from his youth. Pur poseful and inspirational, readers learn exactly how one learns to love and forgive after committing murder. Five years into his sentence for a murder resulting from a drug interaction gone awry, author Shaka Senghor received a letter. Sent from the victim’s godmother, the letter expressed both her forgiveness of his transgression, and her hope that he found peace.

Books to Read if You’re in the Mood for Activism

Here’s your daily reminder to enter my Books & Tea Giveaway! Details on this post. I love easy reads– after a long day of reading lengthy and sprawling papers and spreadsheets, sometimes they are just what I need. Other times, however, I’m in the mood for something a little more substantive. Something that gets me deeply entrenched in an issue, or that gets me passionate about a subject. These books satisfy that very specific craving. Whether they discuss immigration, sexism, or minimum wages, each of these will embolden you to take a stand!