Legacy and the Queen created by Kobe Bryant

I really don’t follow sports so I had to play catch up on the national – maybe worldwide – mourning for the loss of Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna, and the others who were involved in the terrible helicopter accident. I was quickly pulled in as I learned more about Kobe. He was a forceContinue reading “Legacy and the Queen created by Kobe Bryant”

Becoming by Michelle Obama

I had a hard time picking up this book. I thought that I knew a lot about Michelle Obama and that the book would fall flat for me. After all, she and her family lived in a fishbowl for all of us to watch for 8 years. I was wrong. What I didn’t know wasContinue reading “Becoming by Michelle Obama”

Grace Will Lead Us Home: The Charleston Church Massacre and the Hard, Inspiring Journey to Forgiveness

Grace Will Lead Us Home was horrific and painful at times, but also such an important book to read. This true story begins at the Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC, where members of an evening bible-study group welcomed Dylan Roof, a young white man, to join their discussion. Roof opened fire on theContinue reading “Grace Will Lead Us Home: The Charleston Church Massacre and the Hard, Inspiring Journey to Forgiveness”

Strange Stones by Peter Hessler

I’m a new Peter Hessler fan. Hessler was born and raised in the United States, and as a young man he joined the Peace Corps and was stationed in China where he taught English. He stayed for 15 years, working as a freelance reporter for The New Yorker, Wall Street Journal, National Geographic, and numerousContinue reading “Strange Stones by Peter Hessler”

Love Thy Neighbor: A Muslim Doctor’s Struggle for Home in Rural America by Dr. Ayaz Virji

I picked up Love Thy Neighbor: A Muslim Doctor’s Struggle for Home in Rural America at my library because I don’t know a lot about being Muslim. Or being Muslim in America. I thought the book would help me better understand the Muslim faith and I was not disappointed. I highly recommend this book –Continue reading “Love Thy Neighbor: A Muslim Doctor’s Struggle for Home in Rural America by Dr. Ayaz Virji”

Born A Crime by Trevor Noah

Born A Crime is a FANTASTIC book about the life of Trevor Noah. As you may know, Trevor is the host of the Daily Show, an American late-night talk show and news satire program. He was born in South Africa during apartheid to a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother when such aContinue reading “Born A Crime by Trevor Noah”