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#Non-fiction Clint Smith (essays)


Quick Scan:

  1. A deeply researched look at the legacy of slavery
  2. …and its imprint on centuries of American history.
  3. If I could give a book a rating
  4. with  10 stars…this is the one!
  5. This book is #Must Read for high school students…
  6. and in fact every American.
  7. To say…I learned a lot
  8. is an understatement.
  9. This isn’t just a work of history,  but an exploration of
  10. how we’re still distorting our history.
  11. Favorite chapters: Monticello, Whitney Plantation,
  12. Angola Prison and New York City.
  13. #1 New York Times bestseller
  14. Longlisted for the 2021 National Book Award for Nonfiction

Last thought tweet:

  • #NonficNov essays by Clint Smith, “How the Word Is Passed”.
  • Revelations of Black life in America… absorbing (if sometimes uncomfortable)
  • reading because of the way it’s organized, as a travelogue of sorts
  • ….but still a magnificent book!