Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants

  David and Goliath Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants by Malcolm Gladwell Little, Brown and Company Hardcover, $29.00 320 pages ISBN: 978-0-316-20436-1   Book Review by Kam Williams   “Three thousand years ago on a battlefield in ancient Palestine, a shepherd boy felled a mighty warrior with nothing more than a stone […]

Helen Douglas Offers YA Magic in After Eden

  It’s 2012 in the small British town of Perran. Eden and her best friend Connor, who she’s known since preschool, live mundane lives that include studying for Year Eleven exams, hanging out with their friends, and being regular teenagers. Eden has had a bit of a rough road, considering her parents died in an […]

The 10 Best Black Books of 2013 (Non-Fiction)

     By Kam Williams                                1.          (1)ne Drop: Shifting the Lens on Race Edited by Yaba Blay, Ph.D. with photography by Noelle Theard   2.         Ebony & Ivy: Race, Slavery, and the Troubled History of America’s       Universities by Craig Steven Wilder   3.         David and […]

Jack Strong Takes a Stand

    by Tommy Greenwald Illustrated by Melissa Mendes Roaring Brook Press Hardcover, $15.99 236 pages, Illustrated ISBN: 978-1-59643-836-1   Book Review by Kam Williams   “Extracurriculars are ruining Jack Strong’s life. His parents have overscheduled his week with every afterschool activity you can think of, all on top of regular seventh-grade homework. They want him to […]

A Photographic Portrait of the Presidency of George W. Bush

  Front Row Seat A Photographic Portrait of the Presidency of George W. Bush by Eric Draper Foreword by President George W. Bush University of Texas Press Hardcover, $50.00 240 pages, Illustrated ISBN: 978-0-292-74547-6   Book Review by Kam Williams   “I was privileged to work with Eric Draper during my entire Presidency. I got to know him during […]

Shifting the Lens on Race

  (1)ne Drop: Shifting the Lens on Race Edited by Yaba Blay, Ph.D. with photography by Noelle Theard BLACKprint Press Hardcover, $40.00 288 pages, Illustrated ISBN: 978-0-9896645-0-9   Book Review by Kam Williams   “What exactly is Blackness and what does it mean to be Black? Is Blackness a matter of biology or consciousness? Who […]

Harlem Street Portraits

  Harlem Street Portraits by Harvey Stein Foreword by Herb Boyd Afterword by Miss Rosen Schiffer Publishing Hardcover, $45.00 192 pages, Illustrated ISBN: 978-0-7643-4487-9   Book Review by Kam Williams   “With a population of nearly half a million people, Harlem is America’s most celebrated African-American neighborhood. Its rich past and historical importance have made a unique contribution […]

A Matter of Life or Death:

  Why Black Men Must Save Black Boys in America’s Public Schools Edited by Dr. Michael W. Nellums and Dr. Walter Milton, Jr. One-L Group Paperback, $19.99 192 pages ISBN: 978-0-9898504-0-7   Book Review by Kam Williams   “Life for many black boys is akin to a war. Wars on their minds, souls, spirits and yes, even […]

12 Street-Smart Recipes for Success

  If You Can See It, You Can Be It 12 Street-Smart Recipes for Success by Chef Jeff Henderson Smiley Books Hardcover, $26.95 360 pages, Illustrated ISBN: 978-1-4019-4060-7   Book Review by Kam Williams   “People want to know how a youngster from poverty, who failed his way through public school, got caught up in the 80’s […]

If You Like Ann Coulter, You Can Keep Ann Coulter, Period!

  Ann Coulter The “Never Trust a Liberal over 3” Interview by Kam Williams   Ann Coulter is the author of nine New York Times bestsellers — Demonic: How the Liberal Mob is Endangering America (June 2011); Guilty: Liberal “Victims” and Their Assault on America (January 2009); If Democrats Had Any Brains, They’d Be Republicans […]

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