The Dead are Arising – Les Payne and Tamara Payne

The Dead are Arising – Les Payne + Tamara Payne; Winner of the National Book Award for non-fiction. X Arising gives a comprehensive view of the life of a dynamic, driven, divisive historical figure – Malcolm X. The book tells a story that spans from before Malcolm Little was born to immediately after his death.Continue reading “The Dead are Arising – Les Payne and Tamara Payne”

Jason Reynolds – Long Way Down

I can’t wait to read this one! Jason Reynolds writes from a genuine and original perspective; one that is under-represented in the world of literature. He writes stories about the neighborhoods that he grew up in and the kinds of people that he grew up around. Reynolds is an inspiring figure of how books canContinue reading “Jason Reynolds – Long Way Down”