Alien Nation | Sofija Stefanovic | Book Review

Alien Nation: A Celebration of Immigration from the Stage to the Page is an anthology of 36 true stories of immigration. There is a wide variety of voices, backgrounds, and visions. The one common thread is the desire to belong within America and the sense that no matter how hard an immigrant tries, they mayContinue reading “Alien Nation | Sofija Stefanovic | Book Review”

Maiden Voyages | Siãn Evans | Book Review

April found Maiden Voyages: Magnificent Ocean Liners and the Women Who Traveled and Worked Aboard Them on Netgalley and immediately recommended it to me based on my love of Titanic and strong adventurous women. It took me a while to get into it. I’m not sure if it was the set up of my e-arcContinue reading “Maiden Voyages | Siãn Evans | Book Review”

Channel of Peace | Kevin Tuerff | Book Review

9/11/01 is a day that will live in our memories for the rest of our lives. It’s hard to believe that it is the 20th anniversary today. I can still remember exactly where I was when the planes first hit the towers. I was in the 9th grade honors English – we had no ideaContinue reading “Channel of Peace | Kevin Tuerff | Book Review”

Feminist City | Leslie Kern | Book Review

Feminist City by Leslie Kern is a well researched introduction of the concepts of feminism within the urban world. It is filled with varying ideas and concepts about how women have been and are currently still trying to survive in the world which has been created for them. There is a strong focus on howContinue reading “Feminist City | Leslie Kern | Book Review”

What Unites Us | Dan Rather | Book Review

“We are a nation not only of dreamers, but also of fixers. We have looked at our land and people, and said, time and time again, “This is not good enough; we can be better.” What Unites Us is Dan Rather’s reflection on the United States of America and American patriotism. It is a reflectionContinue reading “What Unites Us | Dan Rather | Book Review”

A History of the World in 12 Maps | Jerry Brotton | Book Review

A History of the World in 12 Maps was on display at my local library and caught my attention. There was something about the cover that made me stop and go “hmm. that could be interesting” and before I knew it, the hardcover was in my hand and I was walking up the check outContinue reading “A History of the World in 12 Maps | Jerry Brotton | Book Review”

Fly Girls | Keith O’Brien | Book Review

I stumbled upon Fly Girls by Keith O’Brien randomly at my local library as they had it on display. I read the synopsis and was immediately captivated and wanted to learn more about these five daring women who defied all the odds in aviation history. It was not a topic that I was familiar withContinue reading “Fly Girls | Keith O’Brien | Book Review”

The Color of Law | Richard Rothstein | Book Review

The Color Of Law by Richard Rothstein gives the history of de jure segregation (segregation that existed because of local laws that mandated the segregation) in America. Using multiple examples, this text argues that anti-Black governmental housing policies have led to racially divided cities and suburbs. It is an eye opener regarding the humanitarian crimesContinue reading “The Color of Law | Richard Rothstein | Book Review”

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