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Kim James



Racism and classism is all over the world. Read about how tribal girls are basically enslaved in modern Nigeria. But she does not release her dreams!

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The Girl with the Louding Voice

Books | Abi Daré

Loved this so much. You never know an immigrant’s story unless you’ve lived one yourself.

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Girl in Translation

Books | Jean Kwok

Read this beautiful book about family, obligation, love, and a stirring twist on the Underground Railroad.

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The Water Dancer

Books | Ta-Nehisi Coates

Heartbreaking mini-epic about a young woman’s journey to the US from Palistine to marry another Palestinian. Once she arrives in New Jersey her experience is still steeped in so much repressive Palestinian culture that she is emotionally suffocated.

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A Woman Is No Man

Books | Etaf Rum

Easy one day read. Inspiring.

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Books | Glennon Doyle

Wow, what an important book about the nature and study of schizophrenia. Read about a real family with 12 children, 7 of whom have schiz.... during the 60s and 70s when the illness is reaching a climax in the study of multi families.

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Hidden Valley Road

Books | Robert Kolker

Loved this book about white privileged, black experience, female issues, and the definition of friendship.

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Such a Fun Age

Books | Kiley Reid

Loved this story. First time I’ve seen a person with Down’s syndrome as a solid supporting character and treated with respect throughout.

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The Keeper of Lost Things

Books | Ruth Hogan

Listened to the audiobook. Intriguing mix of Chinese culture, mysticism, and family ties.

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The Night Tiger

Books | Yangsze Choo

Not my favorite of Picoult but still thoughtful and engaging. If you are interested in Egypt you love it.

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The Book of Two Ways

Books | Jodi Picoult

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