Meridian

By: Alice Walker 1976 Fiction Subject Matter: African American college students; African American women; Voter registration; Southern states; Atlanta Rating: 2/5 You probably know Alice Walker from The Color Purple. Like that novel, Meridian is a depiction of the African-American experience. Walker… Continue Reading

Why We Can’t Wait

By: Martin Luther King, Jr. 1963 Nonfiction Rating: 4/5 I’m not sure why I’ve never heard of Why We Can’t Wait before. Or that Martin Luther King, Jr. even wrote a book. (He has multiple, by the way.) Any person who’s ever… Continue Reading

Freshwater Road

By: Denise Nicholas 2005 Fiction Rating: 3/5 First and foremost, Freshwater Road is a book about race. It takes place during the real-life Freedom Summer that took place in 1964, during which volunteers went to towns all across the state of… Continue Reading

Blues for Mister Charlie: A Play

By: James Baldwin 1964 Drama Subject Matter: Racism Rating: 4/5 I’ll start by saying that I’m not typically a huge fan of plays. So for Blues for Mister Charlie to get a four star rating is a big deal. But,… Continue Reading