My reading list just got longer…

I’m currently working on 1984, by George Orwell. So far, I am convinced that I am the female Winston.  Stay tuned for my thoughts as I delve deeper.

In the meantime, my reading list just got longer…See why, below.

In honor of Black History Month, Newsweek asked Sarah O’Neal Rush, a professor of psychology and social sciences at Argosy University—and the great-granddaughther of Booker T. Washington—for a reading list.

“These books are meant to inspire hope, uplift the soul and enlighten the mind. As the great-granddaughter of Booker T. Washington, it is no wonder I selected books that tell stories of great success in spite of extreme circumstances. I am encouraged when I read inspirational books, and I hope others will be as well.”

Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race, by Margot Lee Shetterly

Up from Slavery, by Booker T. Washington

The Bond: Three Young Men Learn to Forgive and Reconnect with Their Fathers, by George Jenkins, Rameck Hunt, Richard Allen and Sampson Davis

Long Walk to Freedom, by Nelson Mandela

Who was Harriet Tubman, by Yona Zeldis McDonough, Nancy Harrison (Spanish translation available)

President of the Whole Fifth Grade, by Sherri Winston

A Weed Is a Flower: The Life of George Washington Carver, by Aliki

Fifty Cents and a Dream: Young Booker T. Washington, by Jabari Asim

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