The Prophetic Mayan Queen: K’inuuw Mat of Palenque by Leonide Martin

In this novel, Leonide Martin sets out to tell the story of a young woman whose clairvoyant abilities have shown promise to a future calling for the Priestess she admires. Soon she learns that there is more to her calling than what she has envisioned. Readers are brought along for a journey filled with every imaginable emotion in the course of a heroine’s lifetime. As a result, a world that is stunningly beautiful and complete without ours—but intractably connected—surges through the pages of the book.

Medicine and Miracles in the High Desert by Erica M. Elliott

In her memoir, “Medicine and Miracles in the High Desert: My Life Among the Navajo People,” Dr. Erica Elliott takes readers to a place where most non-indigenous readers have never been. She invites readers to join her on an apprentice’s journey to Navajo Nation in Arizona and New Mexico in the 1970s & ‘80s. As a young woman learning about her limits and strengths, Dr. Elliott’s journey teaches readers about the value of developing a strong work ethic on the path to personal and professional success.

The Dung Beetles of Liberia by Daniel V. Meier Jr.

“The Dung Beetles of Liberia” by Daniel V. Meier, Jr. is about a young underclassman, Ken Verrier, trying to figure out his life. On the outside, Ken appears as if he has it all together – he is attending a prestigious college to obtain a degree in physics and has a very attractive and attentive girlfriend by his side. What not everyone may know is that Ken has had a traumatic experience take place that has caused him to rethink his life decisions and choose to shift his aspirations to different avenues in order to do some self-discovering.

“#Snapshot” by Hannah Harris and Marcus Harris

#SNAPSHOTHannah Harris and Marcus HarrisCreateSpace (2018)ISBN 9781984331434Reviewed by Marjorine Castillo for Reader Views (10/19) Hannah and Marcus Harris’ book “#Snapshot” uses poetry to convey personal, social, and political issues American adolescents may be facing in the current social media-driven and political chaotic climate. The themes of the poems vary from topics such as self-esteem, interactions... Continue Reading →

“America Deconstructed” by Chaithanya Sohan and Shaima Adin 

AMERICA DECONSTRUCTED Chaithanya Sohan and Shaima Adin Motivational Press, Inc. ISBN 9781628655520 Reviewed by Skyler Boudreau for Reader Views (1/19) “America Deconstructed” is a collection of non-fiction stories chronicling the journeys of sixteen different individuals as they immigrate to and settle down in the United States. As of February 2018, immigrants and their children make... Continue Reading →

Minorities Deceived: The Sherman Turner Story Part I by Sherman L. Turner

Minorities Deceived: The Sherman Turner Story Part I Sherman L. Turner AuthorHouse (2010) ISBN 9781452043890 Reviewed by Joseph Yurt for Reader Views (5/11)   “Every time I went to a new town or village (in Buffalo, NY) on a contracting job, I had to take the Master Plumber test again; each location in the suburbs... Continue Reading →

Many Blessings: A Tapestry of Accomplished African American Women by Sonnee Weedn, PhD

Many Blessings: A Tapestry of Accomplished African American Women Sonnee Weedn, PhD Chispa Publishing (2011) ISBN 9780983277606 Reviewed by Olivera Baumgartner-Jackson for Reader Views (12/11)   When I moved to the USA a good decade ago, I got immediately immersed in the African-American community. Living in New Orleans will do that to you for sure,... Continue Reading →

Kenya: Rehabilitation: The Sherman Turner Story Part II by Sherman L. Turner

Kenya: Rehabilitation: The Sherman Turner Story Part II Sherman L. Turner AuthorHouse (2010) ISBN 9781452071596 Reviewed by Joseph Yurt for Reader Views (5/11)   At the conclusion of his book, “Minorities Deceived: The Sherman Williams Story Part I,” federal minority contractor Sherman L. Williams suffered a massive, debilitating and paralyzing stroke. It wasn’t long, after... Continue Reading →

The Complete I Ching: The Definitive Translation (10th Anniversary Edition) by Taoist Master Alfred Huang

The Complete I Ching: The Definitive Translation (10th Anniversary Edition) Taoist Master Alfred Huang Inner Traditions (2010) ISBN 9781594773860 Reviewed by Irene Watson for Reader Views (12/10)   According to Master Huang “The I Ching is a very ancient book. It existed more than two thousand years before Confucius (ca. 551-479 B.C.).”  He further explains... Continue Reading →

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