Library Challenge

Book Review: Yummy by G. Neri

03.31.2011

In August of 1994, 11-year-old Robert “Yummy” Sandifer—nicknamed for his love of sweets—fired a gun at a group of rival gangmembers, accidentally killing a neighborhood girl, Shavon Dean. Police searched Chicago’s southside for three days before finding Yummy dead in a railway tunnel, killed by members of the drug gang he’d sought to impress. The […]

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Book Review: The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey by Walter Mosley

03.31.2011

    In Psalm 90:10, the scripture tells us, “Seventy years are given to us! Some even live to eighty.”  In the words of my grandma, Ptolemy Grey is definitely “on borrowed time” baby. At ninety-one years old, Ptolemy Grey is one of the world’s forgotten: by his family, by his friends, by even himself. […]

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President’s Day Review: of THEE I SING by Barack Obama

02.21.2011

I remember learning the lyrics to the unofficial American anthem, America (My Country, ‘Tis of Thee), as a child.  I’m not sure why I had to remember but I did and when I came across the book, Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters, I started humming the song. Don’t ask me why.  […]

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