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The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

The protagonist of this powerful book is Cora, a slave on a plantation in antebellum Georgia, whose experience encompasses the full range of horrors and indignities subsumed in that time and place. 516 more words

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WHITE NOISE - Don DeLillo (1985)

White Noise is a famous novel. It’s one of the prime examples of postmodern literature, and it’s the book that made Don DeLillo big. It won the National Book Award for Fiction in 1985 – Ursula Le Guin’s… 981 more words


Lord of Misrule

Reading my way through Popsugar’s 2016 Book Challenge.

Category: A National Book Award Winner

Lord of Misrule –Jaimy Gordon (294)

Rating: ★★

Favorite Line: “A horseman of the old school, a gentleman who never forgot to dip down and stake you when he win. 516 more words

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The Canning Season - by Polly Horvath (2003)

Yesterday I got it in my head that I should find some books that my granddaughter might like to read. It didn’t take long to find online reading lists for 5th graders. 588 more words

Fiction (all Types)

Celebrating Pura Belpré Winners: Spotlight on Parrot in the Oven by Victor Martinez

The Pura Belpré Awards turns 20 this year! The milestone will be marked on Sunday, June 26, from 1:00-3:00 p.m. during the 2016 ALA Annual Conference in Orlando, FL. 989 more words

Latinx Literature

Fortune Smiles: Review

Happy Friday everyone!

One of my professors likes to say that we need to read from the best so we can look for things to borrow for our own fiction. 660 more words