Sometimes a book sits with you long after you're done, I have a feeling this is one of those books. I struggled deeply reading it, crying behind my sunglasses while the kids ran the playground after school while I tucked up on a bench in the sun. I lay in bed at night thinking of each story inside, each injustice and abuse. I know it's hard to read heavy things, and not everyone wants to go there, perhaps reading is an escape I know, but bearing witness to truth is extremely important if we ever want to change the systems that are condemning so many people of color to a life of injustice, condemning them via the school to prison pipeline. we must do the work, and I'm talking to you my white friends, it's time to bear witness, educate ourselves and work for change. I deeply urge you to pick up a copy of Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson, there's a film version coming out this month too, I am planning to see it, but thankful to have spent time with Bryan's words on paper first #bryanstevenson #equaljusticeinitiative #justmercy 😌😌😌
I don't love ending a book I have enjoyed, I feel a sense of loss. so i quickly picked up The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead and am going to dive in, have you read it, thoughts? I also picked up a used copy of The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson per someone's suggestion here on IG (thank you!)
I'd love to hear what other books you all are reading and loving, that I might need to add to my nightstand pile. I love posts like this, so feel free to add all your suggestions and let's get sharing...