Book Review: Oh Humanity! By Beverlyn L. Elliott

May 15, 2017 Book Reviews 0

I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Book Review: Oh Humanity! By Beverlyn L. ElliottOh, Humanity! on Expected publication: April 25th 2017
Genres: Non-Fiction
Pages: 60
Source: NetGalley
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The last presidential election left a bitter divide not only between political parties but also between the races. Can race relations in the Trump Era be mended? America can achieve the elusive "greatness" our current president promised, but not through a political platform. America must embrace and exercise her humanity to do this.

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I try to stay away from politics as much as possible, although in this day and age it is very difficult. This book, however, caught my attention.

This may be difficult for some to read. The facts are out there but it seems that it is easier to deny these facts than to face the truth. As a person that really enjoys cat videos, I completely understand, but there comes a time when we need to stand up for what is right.

The idea that some people have to worry that their children are stepping outside, whether to go to school or just to play, is so sad to me. I worry about my daughter anyway, it’s my job as a mom, but the level of worry that some people have because of today, AFTER Martin Luther King’s speech, should just be appalling. So many have risen to fight these negative ideals and it feels like we’re going backwards instead of forward.

This is a very short, only 60 pages worth of why we need to stand up. There is a lot of racism out there and people may lead you to believe that it was gone but sadly with Jim Crow rules being reinstated, some of the racism that never really went away is raring its ugly head. This book has a few, succinct answers as to why that it happening in a way that is not shoving the information down anyone’s throat, nor did it seem aggressive. It’s there for people to read or not.

Very well done. A bit short but with all of the information, this was probably a good idea. Well done!

 

Rating Report
Plot
5 / 5
Writing Style
5 / 5
Personal enjoyment
5 / 5
Cover
5 / 5
Overall: 5 / 5

 

 

Beverlyn L. Elliott is the author of numerous flash, short, and non-fiction which have been published or are forthcoming in online venues such as Apollo’s Lyre, Muscadine Lines: A Southern Journal, Yellow Mama, Pressboard Shanty, Flash Fiction Chronicles, and Fictionista Workshop.

In addition to writing, Elliott lives and works in a state which happens to be a vacation destination for people all over the world. She also heads a weekly book club and mentoring group for young women, and is a wife and mother. She is simultaneously working on three novels (because she is insane like that), a romance set in Paris, and a two-book saga set in the seventies and the nineties, during the time when the world was introduced to HIV/AIDs.

Beverlyn lives in the Florida Panhandle with her husband and one of her three children. While her nest is perilously close to being empty, she is not fretting about it. In fact, she can be seen dancing a jig when her children aren’t looking.

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