(Book Review) The Only Good Indians

The Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones  (Mild spoilers ahead) During the Indian Wars, Philip Sheridan, an army officer, was quoted as saying “the only good Indian is a dead Indian.” That terrible saying was later picked up by Theodore Roosevelt, who said, “I don’t go so far as to think that the only good … Continue reading

(Book Review) This Is My America by Kim Johnson

This Is My America by Kim Johnson This Is My America reminds me of if you crossed The Heartbeats of Wing Jones with The Hate U Give with Just Mercy. At the center of the story are two murder mysteries. While seventeen-year-old Tracy Beaumont is consumed by getting Innocence X (clearly a stand-in for The Innocence Project) to take up the appeal … Continue reading

(Book Review) A Century of Votes for Women

A Century of Votes for Women: American Elections Since Suffrage by Christina Wolbrecht and J. Kevin Corder We are less than two months away from the centennial of women’s suffrage in the United States.* I’ve been doing a lot of reading about suffrage history this year.  So far, I have most enjoyed Why They Marched and The Woman’s … Continue reading

(Book Review) The Anna Karenina Fix by Viv Groskop

The Anna Karenina Fix: Life Lessons from Russian Literature by Viv Groskop. When I was in high school and still a literary snob, I went through a big Russian literature phase. I read Gogol, Tolstoy, Dostoyevsky, and Nabokov like that was a perfectly normal thing for a 16-year-old to do for fun. I still remember Crime … Continue reading

(Book Review) Why They Marched by Susan Ware

Why They Marched: The Untold Stories of the Women Who Fought for the Right to Vote by Susan Ware is a great read for this year, as the 100th anniversary of U.S. women’s suffrage comes up this August. I Ware does not treat the American suffrage movement as a monolithic, unified group of women, as … Continue reading