Book Review: Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me ‘Round by Kathlyn J. Kirkwood

Tweet Every January governments, workplaces, and people around the U.S. pause to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and his legacy. But the national holiday that falls on or near his birthday each year didn’t simply arise on its own … Continue reading

Book Review: The Girl in the Red Boots by Judith Ruskay Rabinor, PhD

Tweet In her psychotherapy practice, Dr. Judith Ruskay Rabinor began to explore the importance of the mother-daughter relationship to her patients, many of whom were dealing with eating disorders. While helping others connect with their unexamined trauma, she turned her … Continue reading

Book Review: Family in Six Tones by Lan Cao and Harlan Margaret Van Cao

Tweet Lan Cao came to the U.S. when she was 13, a refugee from Vietnam when U.S. troops were leaving. Throughout the years she has struggled to adapt to American culture. At times she has embraced the Vietnamese culture of … Continue reading

Book Review: Reaching for the Moon by Katherine Johnson

Tweet Katherine Johnson broke the barriers for her gender and race at a time when Black women were often relegated to one of two jobs: school teacher or domestic worker. But her dad taught her to remember that while she … Continue reading

Book Review: An Invisible Thread by Laura Schroff and Alex Tresniowski

Tweet A chance encounter between a hungry child and a New York City office worker led to a life-long relationship that changed both people. Maurice came from a poor family where the adults assumed he would take care of himself, … Continue reading

Book Review: This Promise of Change by Jo Ann Allen Boyce and Debbie Levy

Tweet The story of how 12 black students integrated a public high school in Clinton, Tennessee, in 1956 is not as well known as other stories of children breaking down race barriers during that time. This Promise of Change: One … Continue reading

Book Review: Flawed by Andrea Dorfman

Tweet When Andrea Dorfman meets a plastic surgeon named Dave she expects to not like him. She thought plastic surgery made people feel flawed. Part of her reasoning came from her own experience growing up with a large nose. She … Continue reading

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