Saturday, March 14, 2015

Postcard from Taylor Branch from Selma 2015

Thank you so much Taylor Branch for your postcard and note from Selma 2015. The King Era trilogy ought to be required reading. It motivated me to work for the Southern Poverty Law Center and still informs me. Hopefully my own books reflect a constant awareness of race and justice.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

"South, America" at West Feliciana Parish Library

I love visiting some of the South's smaller libraries--e.g. the West Feliciana Parish Library , an incubator of creativity and passion for reading. So happy to be going there on March 24 to discuss South, America.

Especially when Olivia Pass, one of the librarians, has this to say: "JUST, I mean, JUST, finished 'South, America.' What a wonderful novel! It's clean, meaning no superficial stuff; literate; meaningful; and humorous. OMG! I loved it! Am looking forward to meeting this man who wrote it."

What more can you ask?

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Taylor Branch's King trilogy puts President Obama at Selma in historical perspective

Really stunning that President Obama is at Selma today. Fifty years ago he would have been beaten. For me, the best account of that entire era is Taylor Branch's King trilogy. Can't recommend it enough.