Reviews and Blog Posts: race

A cup of water under my bed : a memoir

by Daisy Hernández

Reviewer Rating:
3

A memoir exploring the intersections of culture, language, class, sexuality, and religion. Hernandez grew up in New Jersey with immigrant parents--her mother from Columbia, her father from Cuba. She learned both Spanish and English and helped her parents navigate the world, including filling out her father's unemployment applications when factory...

Home

by Toni Morrison

Reviewer Rating:
5

Toni Morrison's latest masterpiece, this slim volume holds a world of hurt and sorrow.  Morrison masterfully portrays a man trying to go home again when home is not a welcoming place.

Crash

Reviewer Rating:
5
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Crash is a harsh and clever look at race dynamics in modern America. The characters dramatically crash into each other in ways that seem extreme but on closer look should be familiar to us all.

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