Six short book reviews: fiction, nonfiction, historical fiction, science fiction
By the time I clicked back to the library checkout page, the downloading issue had resolved and the book’s now on my Kindle, ready for a leisurely yet obsessive read. Happy happy!
I’m home alone and living on takeout so the kitchen stays clean until Donna’s return tomorrow morning.
Kelly Yang’s “Front Desk” first came to my attention via an October 2021 news story about its banning at an elementary school in New York.
What a terrible era in which idiots govern the blind (wink wink, nudge nudge, say no more).
“Those who go out of their way to be offended never waste the trip.”
My interest in this book stems from a November 2021 news article about an Arizona high school principal who was suspended, then fired, over it.
The 1619 Project sits at the nexus of conservative grievances over teaching less-than-flattering aspects of American history, and is often confused with, and wrapped up in, what book banners and white-wing politicians refer to as “critical race theory.”