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Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison Book Review

Song of Solomon  by Toni Morrison Rating: ★★★★★ The quality of Toni Morrison’s writing needs no introduction, and she proves in this book why she is a Noble Laureate. Morrison exposes the sometimes small but significant ways in which human beings are hurt, discarded, and devalued, while simultaneously exposing their strength, beauty, and power. Song… Read more »

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Enrique’s Journey by Sonia Nazario Book Review

Enrique’s Journey  by Sonia Nazario Rating: ★★★★☆ Enrique’s Journey by Sonia Nazario is the harrowing tale of a young boy’s journey to immigrate to the U.S. alone, in order to reunite with his mother.  Reading about a topic that is close to one’s heart can make if difficult to discern what feelings are born from the… Read more »

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Twelve Years A Slave by Solomon Northup Book Review

Twelve Years A Slave By Solomon Northup Rating: ★★★★☆ Twelve Years a Slave is a fantastic narrative of a free man’s time in bondage. The accounts in the book are extremely detailed, which allowed me to better visualize the realities of daily life for Solomon and other slaves. These details are also deeply disturbing, even… Read more »

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Heartburn by Nora Ephron Book Review

Heartburn by Nora Ephron Rating: ★★★☆☆ A delightful short read, well written and full of wit, Heartburn by Nora Ephron actually made me laugh out loud more than once. The story of a woman facing a disintegrating marriage and discovering her husband’s infidelity while 7 months pregnant, it is not sappy or melodramatic as stories about divorce often… Read more »

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My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor Book Review

Rating: ★★★☆ Reading My Beloved World  by Sonia Sotomayor, I was deeply moved by its simplicity and lack of pretentiousness or self-aggrandizement. While displaying confidence in herself and her abilities, Justice Sotomayor managed to never come off as arrogant, and there was a feeling of genuine humility and graciousness that permeated her story. She did not dwell on… Read more »