Historical Spotlight: Diversity (11/9/20)

This historical spotlight on diversity features a Senegalese man in the trenches of World War I and a unique retelling of Romeo and Juliet set during the Civil Rights movement.

AT NIGHT ALL BLOOD IS BLACK by David Diop

2 starred reviews!

“lfa Ndiaye, a young Senegalese man recruited into the French army as a rifleman, confronts the madness of World War I and his role in that madness…A searing, eye-opening tale of innocence destroyed.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“Paris-born, Senegalese-raised Diop’s second novel is scalding, mesmerizing, and troubling in the best way. Highly recommended.”–Library Journal, starred review

CONFESSIONS IN B FLAT by Donna Hill

“A novel set in Harlem during the early 1960s explores competing factions in the civil rights movement… A captivating and skillfully constructed weaving of history and romantic drama.”–Kirkus Reviews

AT NIGHT ALL BLOOD IS BLACK by David Diop; 9780374266974; 11/10/20.
CONFESSIONS IN B FLAT by Donna Hill; 9781640638297; 11/24/20.

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