Five recommended books from Amazon
By Juan Carlos Diaz @Tearsofwardiaz
Each month, I will be recommended my five personal favorite books for you to buy or read. Each of these books tell a story that you can relate or be inspired. Often these books have a great meaning that can start a conversation politically or socially. The reason why I recommend these books because I believe you will love these books once you read them. Here are my five recommend books from Amazon.
Nyia Rainbow Dreams- Fabiola Joseph
Do you know who you are? Are you comfortable in your skin? Outed by her best friend in front of the whole neighborhood, Niya is trying to come to terms with being a lesbian. When she falls for her straight neighbor, Jamilla, there is no more denying who she really is. Niya will do whatever it takes to prove her love, even if it means taking a life. What will happen when family issues, fame, the struggle for love, and reality set in? How will Niya deal with a Hip-Hop career as she tries to repair her broken heart and family issues?
Amazon Readers Rating: 4 out of 5
A Man Called Ove- Fredrick Backman (NYT Best Seller)
Meet Ove. He’s a curmudgeon—the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him “the bitter neighbor from hell.” But must Ove be bitter just because he doesn’t walk around with a smile plastered to his face all the time?
Amazon Readers Rating: 4.5 out of 5
To Have and Have Not- Ernest Hemingway
Brutal story of Harry Morgan, an honest boat owner who is forced into running contraband between Cuba and Key West as a means of keeping his crumbling family financially afloat. His adventures lead him into the world of the wealthy and dissipated yachtsmen who swarm the region, and involve him in a strange and unlikely love affair.
Amazon Readers Rating: 3.7 out of 5
Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon To White America- Michael Eric Dyson (NYT Best Seller)
Short, emotional, literary, powerful―Tears We Cannot Stop is the book that all Americans who care about the current and long-burning crisis in race relations will want to read.
As the country grapples with racist division at a level not seen since the 1960s, one man’s voice soars above the rest with conviction and compassion. In his 2016 New York Times op-ed piece “Death in Black and White,” Michael Eric Dyson moved a nation. Now he continues to speak out in Tears We Cannot Stop―a provocative and deeply personal call for change. Dyson argues that if we are to make real racial progress we must face difficult truths, including being honest about how black grievance has been ignored, dismissed, or discounted.
Amazon Readers Rating: 4.4 out of 5
Holla If You Hear Me: Search For Tupac Shakur- Michael Eric Dyson
With a new preface by the author. Ten years after his murder, Tupac Shakur is even more loved, contested, and celebrated than he was in life. His posthumously released albums, poetry, and motion pictures have catapulted him into the upper echelon of American cultural icons. In Holler If You Hear Me, “hip-hop intellectual” Michael Eric Dyson, acclaimed author of the bestselling Is Bill Cosby Right?, offers a wholly original way of looking at Tupac that will thrill those who already love the artist and enlighten those who want to understand him.
Amazon Reader Rating: 4.4 out of 5