Books are a form of political action.
Books are knowledge.
Books are reflection.
Books change your mind.
— Toni Morrison
If we read outside our spheres of knowledge, we realize how much we all have in common, no matter our histories or skin colors — and we appreciate what makes others’ differences beautiful. And more than beautiful, MEANINGFUL.
Get out of that poor provincial town mindset and read a book by an author who doesn’t look or worship like you. And then another. Keep going. If you don’t know where to start, may I suggest Toni Morrison?
RIP, and thank you, Ms. Morrison.
Author photo by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders
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