Review of Waking Up White by Debby Irving

I am on a journey to better understand racism. I should have started by reading Waking Up White and Finding Myself in the Story of Race by Debby Irving. In clear, understandable stories and descriptions, she explains her journey to better understand racism and how white privilege played a role in her family’s successes. IContinue reading “Review of Waking Up White by Debby Irving”

The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson and The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes

I read The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Wilson and fell in love with it. The book is historical fiction at its finest and follows the character of Cussy Mary who disagrees with society’s expectations that she should marry and have as many babies as possible. Instead, she finds employment with theContinue reading “The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson and The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes”

I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings is an autobiography of Maya Angelou’s chaotic childhood from her first memories through the age of 16. She lived in more places with more people in parenting roles than I have had in a lifetime. She and her beloved brother, Bailey, were mostly raised by their strict, no-nonsenseContinue reading “I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou”