Paperback, 216 pages Published September 6th 2005 by Plume (first published June 1st 1970) …his mother did not like him to play with niggers. She had explained to him the difference between colored people and niggers. They were easily identifiable. Colored people were neat and quiet; niggers were dirty and loud…The line between colored and … More The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
Hardcover, 368 pages Published June 7th 2016 by Crown I received an advance-read copy of this book from the publisher, Crown, via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I Almost Forgot About You is the breakthrough new novel from Terry McMillan after her roughly 3-year hiatus from the shelves. A feel-good novel if … More I Almost Forgot About You by Terry McMillan
Published January 8th 2010 by M.U.D. House Books (first published January 8th 2009) “They all believed back then that love lasted forever. By now they surely knew…that forever was a treacherous myth, though probably a necessary one.” This novel was given to me by the author in exchange for an honest … More Patches of Grey by Roy L. Pickering, Jr.
Paperback, 480 pages Published January 6th 2009 by Berkley (first published 1994) Bebe Moore Campbell’s Brothers and Sisters, originally published by Putnam in 1994* in the aftermath of the Rodney King beating, is a true testament to what I wish we could see more of on bestseller lists today. Published during an era of growing … More Brothers and Sisters by Bebe Moore Campbell