June 19, 2015

First Lines Friday

First Lines Friday is a bookish meme hosted by Literary Marie of Precision Reviews. I encourage all of my fellow book bloggers and bookhearts to play along.
  • Grab your current read(s).*
  • Share the first line(s).
  • Include the title and author.

"This book is not for everyone. I have a specific audience in mind—people who care deeply about racial justice but who, for any number of reasons, do not yet appreciate the magnitude of the crisis faced by communities of color as a result of mass incarceration."

~ The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander

*With so much going on in our dear 'Merica, I felt the first lines of this book should be featured. I read the Foreward by Cornel West, the Preface and Introduction. Then realized this is a book I have to read only a few chapters at a time, put it down and reflect.


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