Book Reviews

Nicola Griffith’s “So Lucky” Tackles Disability Rights

Posted July 12, 2018 by Peter Wong

Saying Mara Tagarelli has Multiple Sclerosis, relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) to be specific, does not define her as a person though way too much of the world acts otherwise.  Nicola Griffith’s new novel So Lucky may be about Mara’s emotional
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What Neighborhoods Are Best For Affordable Housing?

Posted May 22, 2018 by

The nation’s acute affordable housing shortage has made the neighborhoods chosen for new projects less important. But where new affordable housing is built within cities matters. Affordable housing in “high opportunity” neighborhoods—- mixed-income communities that offer transit access and cultural
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A Stirring Story of Building Grassroots Power

Posted May 1, 2018 by

Despite 50th anniversary stories on the Civil Rights movement and new African-American history museums, many stories of African-Americans overcoming urban racism in the north remain little known. That makes this book on Ernest Thompson, a great community and social justice
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The Remarkable Satchel Paige

Posted April 3, 2018 by

“No more talented or colorful figure ever played the game of baseball than Satchel Paige” —-from The Pitcher and the Dictator I am a longtime admirer of Satchel Paige. After learning of his exploits from baseball books I connected with
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