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Book Review | Killers of the Flower Moon, by David Grann

I first heard about Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI when a friend sent me an NPR article about it. I was immediately intrigued and downloaded the audiobook. After listening to a few chapters and finding out that the author, David Grann, was going to be at my local bookstore, I joined Book of the Month Club just so I could order this book and have the author sign it. I was completely captivated by the author’s writing and the story. Grann’s writing reminds me of Jon Krakauer or Erik Larson,...

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Book Review | The Book of Unknown Americans, by Cristina Henriquez

I read The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henríquez as a part of #NoBanNoWall here at Imaginary Book Club. This book describes the struggles that Latin American immigrants face. The main families in The Book of Unknown Americans were documented immigrants, but they faced racism and assumptions that because they were Hispanic they were here illegally. Only one of the main families was from Mexico; other families were from Panama, Puerto Rico, El Salvador, etc. But because they looked Hispanic it was assumed that they were all Mexican. The Book of Unknown Americans focuses on two main families,...

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