Torrent of reading but writing… not so much

I’ve been super quiet lately and reading a ton but not writing like I should. Here are some great books I’ve read recently that I’m doing my darndest to get on the site soon: The Underground Railroad, Homegoing, The Surrendered, The Wangs vs the World and probably some I’m forgetting. All of these books were…

The Round House

Title: The Round House Author: Louise Erdrich Fiction or Non-Fiction: Fiction Time period: 1980s Culture Report Card (1-5 scale on cultural learning):  4   What communities does this book explore?  Native American Short summary of the book: When a hate crime is committed which authority is responsible for investigating the crime? Even a simple question…


How does the experience of Black Immigrants differ from Black Americans?

Books about Muslim life

I haven’t gotten to write reviews about many of the books written by and about Muslim people but obviously we all can learn more about other minority communities. So here are some book recommendations by Muslim authors from  Buzzfeed and HuffPo . My entire goal with this blog is to help bring us all together by learning about…

The Lowland

A beautiful story of how the things we leave behind can still shape our lives and the lives of our loved ones.

Currently Reading 2.16.17

Hi All, I finished my last Louise Erdrich book and have started on Here I Am by Jonathan Safran Foer. It’s a long book so it might take some time to read it but I’ve been a fan of Foer in the past so I was eager to dive into this one. The book centers on…


Never shall I forget that night, the first night in camp, which has turned my life into one long night.

Currently Reading

HBR is currently reading The Plague of Doves by Louise Erdrich a Native American author well known for her stories. We hope to have the report of this book up soon. But in the meantime read along with me.