Book Review: March Book 1-3 by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin & Nate Powell

Format: Paperback

Pages: Book 1 (128 pages), Book 2 (192 pages), Book 3 (246 pages)

Published: Book 1 (August 13, 2013), Book 2 (January 13, 2015), Book 3 (August 2, 2016)

Publisher: Top Shelf Productions

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Book Review: Quicksand by Nella Larsen

Format: Paperback

Pages: 192 pages

Published: 1928

Publisher: Penguin Classics

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My Race Does Not Define My Reading

Oreo.

Boogie.

Snob.

These are some terms that I have been associated with when I was in middle school. I was teased for my musical preference. I was tormented for the way that I talked (and not only for my lisp) and how I presented myself. I never embodied the stereotype of a black person, whatever that is supposed to be. I had to deal with comments from friends, classmates, even from my own family, just because I didn’t live up to their or society’s expectations for the color of my skin. It took me a long time to finally accept me for me and if people don’t like it, that’s their problem.

But the conflict with my personality and societal expectations is on the rise and this time, books are at the forefront.

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