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๐Ÿ“š Bookish Thoughts ๐Ÿ’ญ โ € Engrossing โ€ข Conversational โ€ข Thought Provoking โ € ๐Ÿ’ฌ โ€œWhen Black people let DNA tests take prec…

๐Ÿ“š Bookish Thoughts ๐Ÿ’ญ
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Engrossing โ€ข Conversational โ€ข Thought Provoking
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๐Ÿ’ฌ โ€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.โ€
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โ€œPeopleโ€™s assumptions are not only wrong, but dangerous too. When people assume, they inadvertently erase othersโ€™ identities.โ€
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โ€œReconsideration is what history is all about; history doesnโ€™t care what you feel. I had to be OK with being uncomfortable with whatever I would find out about my family.โ€
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๐Ÿ“š Wandering in Strange Lands: A Daughter of the Great Migration Reclaims Her Roots by Morgan Jerkins
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โ“Have your family ever said you had Cherokee in your lineage?
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๐Ÿ’ก Mine too. Sadly, DNA tests say otherwise. This book has definitely given me the encouragement to dig a little deeper.
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โค๏ธ 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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๐Ÿ’” 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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โœจย Recommendations: Everyone, but especially fans of the author.
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๐Ÿ’‹ xoxo,
Kat
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P.S. Now it’s time for my obligatory hashtag rant! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿพ Let’s all try to read more #Blackliterature because #Blackbooksmatter & #Blackstorieshavepower โœŠ๐Ÿพ โœจ Today is the Bookstagram Tour Stop @harperbooks โœจ Shoutout to @_morganjerkins & #Blackbookstagram ๐Ÿคœ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿค›๐Ÿพ *Fist Bump* You already know #Representationmatters This review is #Ownvoices Whoop! Whoop! ๐Ÿค— Like, Comment, Share to #AmplifyBlackvoices & #AmplifyMelanatedVoicesย ย ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ Sincerely, #BlackGirlReading ๐Ÿ“š

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