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The power of faith–The Nickel Boys

Book introduction In segregated Tallahassee, Elwood Curtis is a high school senior ready to go to college. However, one innocent mistake reverses his fate and brings him to the Nickel Academy, a juvenile reformatory and a grotesque chamber of horrors. In the Academy, Elwood is constantly inspired by the words of Martin Luther King toContinue reading “The power of faith–The Nickel Boys”


What does it mean to be human? — Never Let Me Go

Book Introduction: Written by Kazuo Ishiguro, the book is a moving tale that “subtly reimagines our world and time in a haunting story of friendship and love.” Under Kathy’s narration, the story of three friends and their past in Hailsham, a “school” for cloned “students”, is revealed to the audience. Book Recommendation: The touching storyContinue reading “What does it mean to be human? — Never Let Me Go”

The metaphor of “racing”–The Art of Racing in the Rain

book introduction: Told by a dog Enzo, the book tells a story of a man, love, family, and the strong emotional connection between a dog and all of the above. book recommendation: This book makes you laugh. The reading experience was absolutely enjoyable and pleasant, and the story was uplifting and moving. It is veryContinue reading “The metaphor of “racing”–The Art of Racing in the Rain”

Colonization and Dehumanization of Native Americans– Love Medicine

book introduction Love Medicine is about the life stories of a group of Chippewa (who are all connected with one another) living on a reservation in North Dakota. book recommendation The book is well planned, and it is entertaining and heartbreaking to read. The connections between characters and how one event affect the other areContinue reading “Colonization and Dehumanization of Native Americans– Love Medicine”

The Legacy of Slavery- Beloved

Cry and tell him things they only told each other: that time didn’t stay put; that she called, but Howard and Bulgar walked on down the railroad track and couldn’t hear her; that Amy was scared to stay with her because her feet were ugly and her back looked so bad; that her ma’am hadContinue reading “The Legacy of Slavery- Beloved”

The interesting narrative of Death– The Book Thief

book introduction: The Book Thief tells a story of a young girl who lived under the rule of Nazi Germany. She craved knowledge and believed in the power of language to empower truth and freedom. From a girl learning to read when she first stole a book from the grave of her brother, she eventuallyContinue reading “The interesting narrative of Death– The Book Thief”

Warning against a dystopian society–1984

book introduction: 1984 is a dystopian novel by George Orwell. In the book, the author imagines a totalitarian government that controls people’s thoughts and behavior. Winston Smith, a minor functionary, commits thought crime by entering the love affair with a co-worker and trying to rebel. book recommendation: The book is very well-written. The plots areContinue reading “Warning against a dystopian society–1984”

Literacy empowers freedom– Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass

“Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.” — Frederick Douglass book introduction: Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass is a memoir on abolition. In the book, Douglass narrates his experiences being a slave and his ambitions to become a free man. The book is considered one of the most important workContinue reading “Literacy empowers freedom– Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass”

The celebration of individualism in “Song of Myself”– poetry analysis

“I celebrate myself, and sing myself.” — Walt Whitman poetry introduction: “Song of Myself” is a poem from the collection “Leaves of Grass” by Walt Whitman. Even though it is different from Whitman’s other works, it represents the core of Whitman’s visions. poetry recommendation: Written in a free verse style, the poem is easily approachableContinue reading “The celebration of individualism in “Song of Myself”– poetry analysis”

Racism and the Dream- Between the World and Me

Book Introduction: through first person narratives, Ta-Nehisi Coates reveals the damages to the Black bodies the history and ideals of American have caused. Using powerful language, he engages the audience and tells a great story of living with inequality and finding self strength in the society. Book Recommendation: this book tackles racism and inequality. ByContinue reading “Racism and the Dream- Between the World and Me”