Rose's Booklist Number Eight

  10/27/2021

71. The biography, ALICE WALKER; A LIFE, by Evelyn C. White Alice Walker's life is remarkable not only because she was the first black woman to win the Pulitzer Prize in fiction (the book that won her that award, THE COLOR PURPLE, has been translated into...

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Rose's Booklist Number Seven

  08/25/2021

61. SING, UNBURIED, SING by Jesmyn Ward Jesmyn Ward’s historic second National Book Award–winner is “perfectly poised for the moment” (The New York Times), an intimate portrait of three generations of a family and an epic tale of hope and struggle. “Ward’...

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Rose's Booklist Number Six

  06/17/2021

The first four books were recommended in April, National Poetry Month, so I chose to cover poetry books, a genre I had neglected. - THE HILL WE CLIMB by Amanda Gorman We were so taken by her performance on Inauguration Day, we missed some of the message...

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Rose's Booklist Number Five

  04/01/2021

41. THE TRUTHS WE HOLD by Kamala Harris With all the celebration of Kamala Harris and her "chucks & pearls," I thought her book would be a great fit. It also comes in a young adult edition. From Vice President Kamala Harris, one of America's most inspirin...

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Rose's Booklist Number Four

  01/21/2021

--- - I KNOW WHY THE CAGED BIRD SINGS by Maya Angelou In this first of six volumes of autobiography, poet Maya Angelou recounts a youth filled with disappointment, frustration, tragedy, and finally hard-won independence. Sent at a young age to live with...

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Rose's Booklist Number Three

  11/12/2020

21. BELOVED by Toni Morrison Beloved is another of my favorites, and it earned Toni Morrison the Pulitzer Prize in 1987. It was inspired by an 1856 article about a runaway slave who killed her children rather than have them taken back by slave catchers. T...

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Rose's Booklist Number Two

  08/11/2020

11. Ralph Ellison’s, INVISIBLE MAN With all that's been going on in our country and Juneteenth just around the corner, I thought I'd suggest a book that reflects our history. As my first male author, I chose Ralph Ellison's INVISIBLE MAN, not to be confus...

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Rose's Booklist Number One

  07/01/2020

During the quarantine, I wanted to take the opportunity to read more, and I know many share that goal. But how many times have we spent hours scrolling on Amazon and Facebook pages, reading reviews, or even starting a new book and realizing that it wasn’t...

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