Category: discrimination

The Many Faces of Josephine Baker

In this multi-layered portrait of one of the most famous African-American performers of the 20th century for Chicago Review Press’s Women of Action series, Peggy Caravantes presents us with Josephine Baker: a flamboyant, difficult woman whose dream of integration and…

Interview with Author Ann Bausum

Ann Bausum has written numerous non-fiction books for children and teens, documenting and breathing life into lesser known stories from our past. Her books often explore critical moments in the struggle for social justice, including the fight for racial justice…

Ellis Island by Molly Aloian

My grandparents were not quite of the humble origins they claimed to have been, something I found out years after they were gone. I’d assumed, based on their complaints about of the rough crossing of the seas from Sicily to…

SONG OF THE EARTH

SONG OF THE EARTH C. Susan Nunn’s novel, SONG OF THE EARTH, is an unusual book. It weaves intrigue, mystery, page-turning adventure and hot romance set in the “Borderlands,” the barbed-wired, patrolled border along northern Mexico. This “New Adult” novel…