Review: Black Klansman

Review: Black Klansman by Ron Stallworth

This is a fascinating story — a black detective who infiltrates the KKK in early ’70s Colorado Springs. Honestly that was the biggest draw for me, I grew up in CS and was truly interested in that aspect of the story, as it’s certainly not a story I’ve heard about my home town, nor really expected. The undercover investigation and the dealings with the various KKK members was interesting but I would have liked to have more. It just sort of ended without any resolution, no followup, no afterward about what became of those Klan members or the Organization in Colorado.
Good premise, sort of lacked a culmination I think. 3/5 stars ⭐️

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Review: Becoming

Becoming by Michelle Obama

I was lucky enough to be at the United Center when Michelle Obama kicked off her book tour and discussed this book and her life. It was an emotional, empowering night I wished had gone longer, but luckily I had this book to continue that discussion.
This book is deeply personal and honest, and follows her life from childhood in a tiny one-bedroom apartment on Chicago’s south side all the way through two terms as First Lady in the White House. She is a brilliant, fierce, competitive, caring, empathetic, dignified, and inspiring. She is a treasure who has touched so many lives and left them better for her being in them.
I loved learning her story and reading her anecdotes and observations about her life, especially in her marriage and life as First Lady. Definitely a must read for anyone who loves the Obamas and misses the compassion, grace and heart in the White House. 5/5 Stars