Kaleidoscope: An Asian Journey of Colors by Sweta Srivastava Vikram

Kaleidoscope: An Asian Journey of Colors Sweta Srivastava Vikram Modern History Press (2010) ISBN 9781615990344 Reviewed by Irene Watson for Reader Views (09/10)   I love Sweta Vikram’s ability to create a colorful pattern of words that describe many aspects of a Hindu woman’s life, both in sorrow and happiness, from birth to death.  “Kaleidoscope: … More Kaleidoscope: An Asian Journey of Colors by Sweta Srivastava Vikram

Growing Up in a Small African Village by Dr. Robert Peprah-Gyamfi

Growing Up in a Small African Village Dr. Robert Peprah-Gyamfi Perseverance Books (2010) ISBN 9780956473431 Reviewed by Marissa Libbit for Reader Views (10/10)   “Growing Up in a SmallAfricanVillage” is the true account of life in a small Ghana village called Mpintimpi, written by a former resident.  Dr. Peprah-Gyamfi makes it clear that his intent … More Growing Up in a Small African Village by Dr. Robert Peprah-Gyamfi

Colors of a Man: Tribute to African-American Men by Tia Stewart

Colors of a Man: Tribute to African-American Men Tia Stewart Outskirts Press (2009) ISBN 9781432738181 Reviewed by William Phenn for Reader Views (01/10)   Ms. Stewart combines sound advice with poetry. With her utilization of famous quotes from such people as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Rosa Parks, Rev. Jessie Jackson, Sr., and others, she … More Colors of a Man: Tribute to African-American Men by Tia Stewart

S.O.S.: Saving Our Sons – Confronting the Lure of Islam with Truth, Faith and Courage Edited by Carl Ellis

S.O.S.:  Saving Our Sons – Confronting the Lure of Islam with Truth, Faith and Courage Edited by Carl Ellis Urban Ministries, Inc. (2007) ISBN 9781934056745 Reviewed by Vicki Landes for Reader Views (1/08)   As Americans, we enjoy so many freedoms without even thinking about them – the ability to say or write what we … More S.O.S.: Saving Our Sons – Confronting the Lure of Islam with Truth, Faith and Courage Edited by Carl Ellis

It was never about a hot dog and a Coke! by Rodney L. Hurst, Sr.

It was never about a hot dog and a Coke! Rodney L. Hurst, Sr. WingSpan Press (2008) ISBN 9781595941954 Reviewed by William Phenn for Reader Views (4/08)   A Jacksonville, Florida former councilman Rodney Hurst Sr. is a grandfather, father of two sons and has been a loving husband for over forty-one years. The inspiration … More It was never about a hot dog and a Coke! by Rodney L. Hurst, Sr.

Escaping the Rat Race: Freedom in Paradise by Helga Peham

Escaping the Rat Race: Freedom in ParadiseHelga PehamWorld Audience (2007)ISBN 9781934209936Reviewed by Deb Shunamon for Reader Views (6/08)   If you are seriously considering moving to Belize, Helga Peham’s “Escaping the Rat Race: Freedom in Paradise” will have you feeling a part of your new home in no time. The book is a series of … More Escaping the Rat Race: Freedom in Paradise by Helga Peham

Chinese Blackbird by Sherry Quan Lee

Chinese Blackbird Sherry Quan Lee Modern History Press (2008) ISBN 9781932690682 Reviewed by Irene Watson for Reader Views (7/08)   Honest, tender, ruthless, revealing, harsh, enlightening, and truthful are just some of the words that describe Sherry Quan Lee’s imaginative and poignant language portrayed in “Chinese Blackbird.” Born to a Black mother and a Chinese … More Chinese Blackbird by Sherry Quan Lee

Will & Dena: Love and Life in World War II by Bob Rogers

Will & Dena: Love and Life in World War II Bob Rogers Booklocker (2009) ISBN 9780615310350 Reviewed by Richard R. Blake for Reader Views (11/09)   “Will & Dena: Love and Life in World War II” is a work of fiction based on the heroism of real people. Although the names of the primary characters … More Will & Dena: Love and Life in World War II by Bob Rogers

We Take this Man by Candice Dow and Daaimah S. Poole

We Take this Man Candice Dow and Daaimah S. Poole Grand Central Publishing (2009) ISBN 9780446501835 Reviewed by Paige Lovitt for Reader Views (3/09)   Dwight is a married father of two daughters.  When he is offered a huge promotion that involves a move from Florida to Maryland, he decides to take it.  His self-absorbed … More We Take this Man by Candice Dow and Daaimah S. Poole

The Weight of Silence: Invisible Children of India by Shelley Seale

The Weight of Silence: Invisible Children of India Shelley Seale Dogs Eye View Press (2009) ISBN 9780980232370 Reviewed by Carol Hoyer, PhD, for Reader Views (9/09)   Although most readers know there are abandoned children and poverty all over the world, it really won’t hit home until they read this true and heartbreaking story by … More The Weight of Silence: Invisible Children of India by Shelley Seale