Foreword Reviews

Tanisha Rule, Book Reviewer

Book Review

In the Company of Men

by Tanisha Rule

In Véronique Tadjo’s literary novel "In the Company of Men", a community goes to battle against Ebola. Two boys wander into the woods to hunt; they come come home proud to prepare and eat the animals they’ve ensnared. But within... Read More

Book Review

The Movement

by Tanisha Rule

Thomas C. Holt’s civil rights history text, "The Movement", takes care to include Black women leaders alongside its more familiar names. Beginning with 1930s and 1940s political strategizing, this book covers familiar civil rights... Read More

Book Review

These Bodies

by Tanisha Rule

In the whirling, spirited short stories of Morgan Christie’s "These Bodies", familiar concerns meet metaphorical otherworldliness. Unable to find seasoning salt anywhere in town, a woman finds a store on a previously unseen street; she... Read More

Book Review

White Freedom

by Tanisha Rule

With its thorough inquiries into world history, Tyler Stovall’s "White Freedom" shows that the highly regarded American ideals of liberty and freedom do not contradict the nation’s record of racism; in the US, “freedom” has... Read More

Book Review

Slash and Burn

by Tanisha Rule

In Claudia Hernández’s complicated novel about war, longing, disappointment, and resilience, "Slash and Burn", story and style vie for supremacy. The story begins with the memory of a schoolgirl struggling through an exam on which the... Read More

Book Review

Written in Starlight

by Tanisha Rule

Isabel Ibañez’s "Written in Starlight" is a powerful story of lost privilege and a fight to uncover personal strength. Catalina is the rightful heiress to the Inkasisa throne, but she has been disgraced, overthrown, and sentenced to... Read More

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