By far my favorite reads of the month are The Seed Keeper, Stay With Me, and Bloodmarked.
By far my favorite reads of the month are The Seed Keeper, Stay With Me, and Bloodmarked. Those really knocked it out of the park for me.
I was less impressed by How Much of These Hills is Gold honestly, while I appreciate the story being told, I felt like the flowery language made it so detached and it didn’t give me the emotional resonance that Stay with Me, or The Seed Keeper did. The Seed Keeper also had these gorgeous descriptive passages, but it forced you to slow down and it was so simply done, it was elegant.
Thank you to @thatgoodgoodbook for gifting me Uphill by Jemele Hill. I love the NBA and Hill is someone I have always admired. I remember when she tweeted about that awful president and how it was received, so it was interesting to hear her side of the story. She has led a very interesting life, and I thought she told her story really well. I was engaged throughout. And Indigenous Peoples History was a heavy read, and it’s meant to be a textbook. It did not have that narrative quality that makes nonfiction engaging, but again, I don’t think that is its purpose. It is to inform you of the truth laid bare, and I think it’s really important to have out in the world.
Invisible was a great graphic novel about Spanish speaking students that come from alllll over Central and South America, coming together in a common cause. A great one. Indian No More was pretty good, glad it exists in the world, and it’s an important story to tell. I can see myself using this as an anchor in social studies lessons.
Have you read any of these? What did you think?
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