Firefight ~The Century-Long Battle to Integrate New York’s Bravest

  Firefight The Century-Long Battle to Integrate New York’s Bravest by Ginger Adams Otis Palgrave Macmillan / St. Martin’s Press Hardcover, $28.00 288 pages, Illustrated ISBN: 978-1-137-28001-5 Book Review by Kam Williams “In 1919, when Wesley Williams became a New York City firefighter, he stepped into a world that was 100% white… Nearly a century […]

Dreams Are Made for Children

Dreams Are Made for Children Classic Jazz Lullabies Compiled by Misja Fitzgerald Michel Illustrated by Ilya Green with a CD featuring a dozen songs performed by Ella Fitzgerald, Judy Garland, Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra and others The Secret Mountain Hardcover, $16.95 36 pages, Illustrated ISBN: 978-1-937269-50-0 Book/CD Review by Kam Williams “Sometimes, a little […]

Felon-Attorney

  Felon-Attorney by TheArthur Duncan II, Esquire Mascot Books Paperback, $19.95 244 pages ISBN: 978-1-63177-187-3 Book Review by Kam Williams “From hustling crack on a corner to practicing law in a courtroom… this is my story! I am living proof that despite your past, your dreams can still come true… My story begins as I […]

Florynce "Flo" Kennedy ~ The Life of a Black Feminist Radical

  Florynce “Flo” Kennedy The Life of a Black Feminist Radical by Sherie M. Randolph University of North Carolina Press Hardcover, $30.00 328 pages, Illustrated ISBN: 978-1-4696-2391-7 Book Review by Kam Williams “I first came upon [Flo] Kennedy when I was sitting on my sofa, flipping through TV channels, and old footage flashed across the […]

Mixed Me!

  Mixed Me! by Taye Diggs Illustrated by Shane W. Evans Feiwel and Friends / An Imprint of Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group Paperback, $17.99 40 pages, Illustrated ISBN: 978-1-250-04719-9 Book Review by Kam Williams “Mike has awesome hair. He has lots of energy! His parents love him. And Mike is a perfect blend of the […]

Rock the Boat

  Rock the Boat How to Use Conflict to Heal and Deepen Your Relationship by Resmaa Menakem, MSW Hazelden Publishing Paperback, $15.95 352 pages ISBN: 978-1-61649-579-4 Book Review by Kam Williams “This book is about the reality of relationships. It offers no comforting fantasies, false promises, or quick-and-easy fixes. Instead, it offers you and your […]

Welcome to Death Row

  Welcome to Death Row The Uncensored History of the Rise & Fall of Death Row Records by S. Leigh Savidge Xenon Press Paperback, $29.95 380 pages ISBN: 978-1-597884068 Book Review by Kam Williams “In the wake of Marion ‘Suge’ Knight’s move to rip the guts out of Ruthless Records and NWA, Death Row Records.exploded […]

Fracture: Barack Obama, the Clintons, and the Racial Divide

  Fracture Barack Obama, the Clintons, and the Racial Divide by Joy-Ann Reid William Morrow / an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers Hardcover, $27.99 384 pages ISBN: 978-0-06-230525-1 Book Review by Kam Williams “This book traces the Democratic Party’s turbulent racial history, and the rocky road Democratic candidates and elected presidents have trod on their way […]

Overdevelopment, Overpopulation, Overshoot

  Overdevelopment, Overpopulation, Overshoot Edited by Tom Butler Foreword by Dr. Musimbi Kanyoro                            Goff Books Hardcover, $50.00 330 pages, Illustrated ISBN: 978-1-939621-23-8 Book Review by Kam Williams   “Advertising-fueled overconsumption. Crushing poverty. Resource wars. Climate chaos and unraveling ecosystems. An energy sector […]

The Face That Changed It All

The Face That Changed It All A Memoir by Beverly Johnson Foreword by Andre Leon Talley Hardcover, $28.00 268 pages, Illustrated ISBN: 978-1-4767-7441-1 Book Review by Kam Williams “Beverly Johnson made history in 1974… [as] the first African-American woman… whose face appeared on the cover of the world’s most prestigious fashion magazine… Vogue. Beverly shattered […]