Reviews and Blog Posts: racism

To kill a mockingbird

by Harper Lee

DPL Rating:
5

According to Merriam Webster, a classic is defined as serving as a standard of excellence :  of recognized value <classic literary works>

Everything begins and ends at the Kentucky Club

by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

DPL Rating:
5

Many famous people have visited the real-life Kentucky Club and just as many nameless people have died around this border bar. Conflict weaves together Sánez’s seven stories exploring the perilous border crossings in relationships. The stories are not easy. Sánez unfolds tragedy with forgiving empathy, leaving judgments or condemnation to...

For colored boys who have considered suicide when the rainbow is still not enough : coming of age, coming out, and coming home

by Keith Boykin

DPL Rating:
5

How would you respond to growing suicides in your community? Keith Boykin responded by publishing a call to action through a collection of memoirs by African American and Latino men. Winner of the 2013 Stonewall Book Award for Nonfiction, these raw stories of survival also offer Hope (with a capital H). If you only read what mainstream news reports, Boykin's outstanding...

Crash

DPL Rating:
5
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Crash is a harsh and clever look at race dynamics in modern America. The characters dramatically crash into each other in ways that seem extreme but on closer look should be familiar to us all.

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