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📚 Bookish Thoughts 💭 ⠀ Engrossing • Conversational • Thought Provoking ⠀ 💬 “When Black people let DNA tests take prec…

📚 Bookish Thoughts 💭

Engrossing • Conversational • Thought Provoking

💬 “When Black people let DNA tests take precedence over their family stories, as I did, they reinforce narrow, racist misconceptions about blood purity and authenticity.”

“People’s assumptions are not only wrong, but dangerous too. When people assume, they inadvertently erase others’ identities.”

“Reconsideration 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.”

📚 Wandering in Strange Lands: A Daughter of the Great Migration Reclaims Her Roots by Morgan Jerkins

❓Have your family ever said you had Cherokee in your lineage?

💡 Mine too. Sadly, DNA tests say otherwise. This book has definitely given me the encouragement to dig a little deeper.

❤️ 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.

💔 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.

✨ Recommendations: Everyone, but especially fans of the author.


💋 xoxo,
Kat


P.S. Now it’s time for my obligatory hashtag rant! 🙌🏾 Let’s all try to read more #Blackliterature because #Blackbooksmatter & #Blackstorieshavepower ✊🏾 ✨ Today is the Bookstagram Tour Stop @harperbooks ✨ Shoutout to @_morganjerkins & #Blackbookstagram 🤜🏾🤛🏾 *Fist Bump* You already know #Representationmatters This review is #Ownvoices Whoop! Whoop! 🤗 Like, Comment, Share to #AmplifyBlackvoices & #AmplifyMelanatedVoices  👍🏾 Sincerely, #BlackGirlReading 📚

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