Say something about yourself!
Probably not, but only because there is so much else to listen to.
Native Son, The Souls of Black Folk, Whistling Vivaldi. All provide deep insight into US racial issues and their causes and effects.
Dr Foster's marathon drive to California.
No, but I did find myself looking forward to finding time to listen.
Just listen to it. It's really important to understanding US society today.
This history of African Americans in this country will give any listener a better understanding of who we are as a people. I was transported and transfixed by the journey. I feel closer to my grandmother and mother than ever before. This should be required reading in every high school!
I was skeptical about using an app that reads for me, but using audible was a great step out of my comfort zone. I read faster than the recorded person but I am able to read it at times when its not possible like in the car or on public transportation. i was still able to make notes in my books too which was a big plus for me. i wish there were more academic books. the selection is still nice for the most part.
It is difficult to describe the many ways this book impacted me. My emotions were torn between anger, sadness, joy, pride, love as I read the many different experiences described in such brutal detail.
I recalled my own childhood memories, being a northern born child of southern migrants. The summer trip to the birthplaces of my parents. I understood better some of the events/behaviors that occurred.
I was reading this book when the massacre occurred at Emmanuel AME Church in Charleston SC. I was compelled to go there. I stood in front of that Church during the funeral of one of the victims and listened to this book.
I truly believe this book should be mandatory reading in all schools. I'm telling all my friends to read it!
The author should be proud of her work!
The narration was impeccable and moving. The stories are profound. This book provides such illumination on the current state of race relations in the US, making it personal and relatable to anyone. This is a must read.The combination of the writing and the narration puts you right in the moment, right in the heads of the people who had to make tough choices and endure hardships beyond the imaginations of many. It gives voice to the people who made the best choices they could for themselves and their families, but whose voices have been neglected and unheard. This book gives them their voice.