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The thing around your neck by Chimamanda Ngozi Review by Val

Gardners Book reviews Fiction

The thing around your neck by Chimamanda Ngozi Review by Val

“She imagines the cocoa brown of Nnedi's eyes lighting up, her lips moving quickly, explaining that riots do not happen in a vacuum, that religion and ethnicity are often politicized because the ruler is safe if the hungry ruled are killing one another.”

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Washington Black Review by Ben

Gardners Book reviews Teen books

Washington Black Review by Ben

“You took me on because I was helpful in your political cause. Because I could aid in your experiments. Beyond that I was of no use to you, and so you abandoned me.” I struggled to get my breath. “I was nothing to you. You never saw me as equal. You were more concerned that slavery should be a moral stain upon white men than by the actual damage it wreaks on black men.”

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My sister, the serial killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite review by Carolynn

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My sister, the serial killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite review by Carolynn

It’s because she is beautiful, you know. That’s all it is. They don’t really care about the rest of it. She gets a pass at life.

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The hate u give by Angie Thomas review by Carolynn

Gardners Book reviews Fiction Teen books

The hate u give by Angie Thomas review by Carolynn

‘‘A hairbrush is not a gun.’’

“I always said that if I saw it happen to somebody, I would have the loudest voice, making sure the world knew what went down.
Now I am that person, and I’m too afraid to speak.”

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