Happy New Year’s Eve, everyone! May God bless you and keep you and yours in 2019. Here are some of my favorite tweets, documentaries and books from December:
- First Light — A sobering look at the U.S. government’s removal practices targeting Native American families and their children from the 1800s to today, but with a focus on the unprecedented experiment in truth-telling and healing for Wabanaki people and child welfare workers in Maine.
- Conscientious Objector — Conscientious objector Desmond Doss won the Medal of Honor during WWII for his heroism as a medic.
- The Cost of Living: A Working Autobiography by Deborah Levy — The two-time Booker Prize finalist tackles gender roles with wit, charity and humor.
- The Souls of Yellow Folk: Essays by Wesley Yang — Loved listening on Hoopla to the eye-opening first few essays of this book!
- Wade in the Water: Poems by Tracy K. Smith — The poet laureate of the United States deftly shines light into the dark corners of our past and present.