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πŸ“š Bookish Thoughts πŸ’­ β € Engrossing β€’ Conversational β€’ Thought Provoking β € πŸ’¬ β€œWhen Black people let DNA tests take prec…

πŸ“š Bookish Thoughts πŸ’­
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Engrossing β€’ Conversational β€’ Thought Provoking
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πŸ’¬ β€œWhen Black people let DNA tests take precedence over their family stories, as I did, they reinforce narrow, racist misconceptions about blood purity and authenticity.”
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β€œPeople’s assumptions are not only wrong, but dangerous too. When people assume, they inadvertently erase others’ identities.”
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β€œReconsideration is what history is all about; history doesn’t care what you feel. I had to be OK with being uncomfortable with whatever I would find out about my family.”
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πŸ“š Wandering in Strange Lands: A Daughter of the Great Migration Reclaims Her Roots by Morgan Jerkins
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❓Have your family ever said you had Cherokee in your lineage?
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πŸ’‘ Mine too. Sadly, DNA tests say otherwise. This book has definitely given me the encouragement to dig a little deeper.
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❀️ This was my first book by this author as well as peek in the topic of tracing roots. This was definitely a smooth flowing book. It was very consuming and read like a thriller. I was holding my breath in anticipation of discovering where this journey would go next. I was completely invested in seeing the end and could not focus on anything else.
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πŸ’” The ending was sweet but still not completely satisfying and there were a few dead ends. There is definitely room to continue expansion on this research.
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✨ Recommendations: Everyone, but especially fans of the author.
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πŸ’‹ xoxo,
Kat
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P.S. Now it’s time for my obligatory hashtag rant! πŸ™ŒπŸΎ Let’s all try to read more #Blackliterature because #Blackbooksmatter & #Blackstorieshavepower ✊🏾 ✨ Today is the Bookstagram Tour Stop @harperbooks ✨ Shoutout to @_morganjerkins & #Blackbookstagram πŸ€œπŸΎπŸ€›πŸΎ *Fist Bump* You already know #Representationmatters This review is #Ownvoices Whoop! Whoop! πŸ€— Like, Comment, Share to #AmplifyBlackvoices & #AmplifyMelanatedVoicesΒ Β πŸ‘πŸΎ Sincerely, #BlackGirlReading πŸ“š

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