Rose's Bookshelf

Rose's Bookshelf 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 Bookshelf 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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Toni Morrison, A Friend of Mind

  02/19/2020

In August 2019, the world lost one of the greatest authors of the century. In any review of great American fiction, we cannot ignore the contributions of Toni Morrison who changed the landscape of literature. I first discovered Morrison as I perused the sh...

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Reading between the Lines: An American Marriage

  03/18/2018

The most impressive work in contemporary American literature this year has got to be Tayari Jones’ new novel, An American Marriage. This much anticipated romance debuted in February and has caused an uproar on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram as the author...

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PRAISE SONG FOR THE BUTTERFLIES: A New Take on Slavery

  08/24/2015

Bernice McFadden is one of my favorite authors. She brings something lyrical and special to the canon of literature by and about Black women. Praise Song for the Butterflies, published in 2018, is one of many books by Bernice McFadden that leaves you tearf...

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Half a Yellow Sun: Gateway to Nigeria

  06/24/2014

Half of a Yellow Sun is a fantastic novel that I recently discovered. Written by Chimimanda Ngozi Adichie in 2006, it tells the sweeping story of civil war in Nigeria during the infamous conflict between the Nigerian government and military, and the Igbo p...

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