This weeks reads
Book: Down these mean streets
Notes: Piri Thomas touches on the subject of what it was to be an Afro Latino During his era. Although his heritage was boricua, his African roots poured through his appearance. This was a constant battle in his community. Thomas deals with poverty, homosexuality, drug use and racism all while growing up in Washington heights during the Great Depression era. I read this book as a teen and reread it recently this year. It is captivating.
Book: God help the child
Notes: Her skin is alluring. Dark and beautiful. A twist to the common theme of colorism , African American people tend to face. While touching on many deep subjects such as self acceptance and love. This book takes you to a place. As I read it , I couldn't put it down. I finished it in two days.