Tag Archives: Black History Month

17. Twelve Years a Slave (Solomon Northup)

Solomon Northup was a free man in 1840’s New York.  He was married and supported his family including 3 children.  Looking to make some additional money, he joined 2 men playing his violin and woke up to discover he had been captured. … Continue reading

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15. Half Blood Blues (Esi Edugyan)

Half Blood Blues was the February group read book for the Goodreads Canadian Content group  in celebration of Black History Month.  This historical fiction novel is narrated by Sid, a jazz musician, as he reflects back fifty years to his days performing in … Continue reading

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11. Small Great Things (Jodi Picoult)

“If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way” (Revered Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.) Small Great Things was a book worth waiting for!  I heard Jodi Picoult speak in Toronto this past October but saved this book until … Continue reading

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