Bookish Angst: "A Mighty Long Way" to Racial Justice
I’m not black. I’m also not entirely white. My mother is white. My father is brown. I am brown, but some white people think I just have a great tan. It’s interesting being an “in between” color in America. I’ve rarely encountered overt racism, but there always seems to be an undercurrent reminding me that I’m Other.
That’s one reason I care about racial justice. Everyone should care about it. But it’s easier to care about something when you have a connection to it.
And that is why I co-created the Bookish Angst Book Club with one of my best friends, Antoinette Scully, from Black & Bookish. To help you find resources to connect with issues that matter.
One of the first books we read for Bookish Angst was A Mighty Long Way by Carlotta Walls LaNier. The book is her memoir about desegregating Central High School in Little Rock and how her life story progressed after that era. You can read my full review here.