Just popping in to invite you all to join in on a Buddy Read of the nonfiction title The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson. Jamise (@spinesvines) and I are co-hosting a Goodreads group for this buddy read and are hoping for so many readers to join us! We are starting officially on January 28, but of course you can start early or late and still be a part of the group.
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In a story of hope and longing, three young people set out from the American South during different decades of the 20th Century en route to the North and West in search of what the novelist Richard Wright called “the warmth of other suns.”
Ida Mae Brandon Gladney, George Swanson Starling and Robert Joseph Pershing Foster are among the six million African-Americans who fled the South during what would become known as the Great Migration, a watershed in American history. This book interweaves their stories and those of others who made the journey with the larger forces and inner motivations that compelled them to flee, and with the challenges they confronted upon arrival in the New World.
If you are interested in reading with us, come join the Goodreads group and follow me and Jamise on Instagram to stay up to date! We are @kate.olson.reads and @spinesvines there. I’ve heard fabulous things about the audio version of this book, and the Kindle version is said to be a lot lighter to carry around with you 😉 Whatever format you choose to read or listen to, we hope to have you experiencing the book with us!