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The Nickel Boys – by Colson Whitehead

Let me start by saying this is an excellent book. This is a very sad book but it is an excellent book. The Nickel Boys is the story of Elwood Curtis, an African American teenager with immense potential whose life and future take an unexpected turn. In 1962 Elwood’s grandmother gives him a copy of … Continue Reading

The Underground Railroad – by Colson Whitehead

Colson Whitehead’s “The Underground Railroad” is a chilling story of slavery, focused on Cora and her escape from the Randall plantation in Georgia. The story begins with Cora’s grandmother, Ajarry, kidnapped from a village in Ouidah, and sold over and over again until she found herself in Georgia at the Randall plantation. At the Randall … Continue Reading
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