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The Color of Water: A Black Man’s Tribute to His White Mother – How Do We Relate to His Story Today?

The Color of Water A Black Man’s Tribute to His White Mother By James McBride Spoiler Alert!   Summary Touches readers of all colors as a vivid portrait of growing up, a haunting meditation on race and identity, and a … Continue reading

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Resistance – Little Known Events of WWII

Resistance By Jennifer A Nielsen Spoiler Alert!   Summary Chaya Lindner is a teenager living in Nazi-occupied Poland. Simply being Jewish places her in danger of being killed or sent to the camps. After her little sister is taken away, … Continue reading

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“The Help” – Ebonics Set The Tone And Rhythm

Book Review : The Help by Kathryn Stockett Spoiler Alert! It is 1962 and Aibileen is a black maid, and raising her seventeenth white child. She has loved everyone of the children she has raised. She is trying to find … Continue reading

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“The Count of Monte Cristo” – Love of a Swashbuckling Tale

Alexandre Dumas was a very interesting man. He was the illigitimate son of Alexandre Dumas and Marie-Catherine Labay, a dressmaker. He was acknowledged by his father, and as the law allowed, was removed from his mother’s custody. He appears to … Continue reading

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