Book Sketches

The Sum of Us by Heather McGhee

Sat, 07/24/2021 - 11:27am -- BHanley

The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together is a wide-ranging and unpolished portrait of how racism costs everyone - rich and poor, white and black, young and old. Heather McGhee reviews American history with the lens of the zero-sum concept: where one person's gain would be another's loss. In this sense, White people's gain and Black people's loss.

The Girl with the Louding Voice by Abi Daré

Thu, 04/22/2021 - 10:54am -- BHanley

The Girl with the Louding Voice centers on Adunni, a 14-year-old girl born into poverty in rural Nigeria, who finds solace in one day being able to use her “louding voice” and speak up for herself and others. After her mother passes away, Adunni’s father sells her bride price to an older man with two wives. Adunni befriends Khadija, the second wife, who is currently pregnant.


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