The Street God

  The Street God I Won without Telling by Christian Hayward The Street God Entertainment Paperback, $29.99 268 pages ISBN: 978-0-9964967-0-4 Book Review by Kam Williams “This is a story about a small boy who started out as an innocent child raised by his grandmother in one of Cleveland’s worst neighborhoods (East 93rd). As you […]

Democracy in Black

Democracy in Black How Race Still Enslaves the American Soul by Eddie S. Glaude, Jr. Crown Publishers Hardcover, $26.00 286 pages ISBN: 978-0-8041-3741-6 Book Review by Kam Williams “America’s promise has always rung hollow in the the ears of African-Americans, but today the situation has grown even more dire. From the murders of black youth […]

Before I Forget

  Before I Forget Love, Hope, Help and Acceptance in Our Fight against Alzheimer’s by B. Smith and Dan Gasby Harmony Books Hardcover, $25.00 336 pages ISBN: 978-0-553-44712-5 Book Review by Kam Williams “Restaurateur, magazine publisher, celebrity chef and nationally-known lifestyle maven B. Smith is struggling at 66 with a tag she never expected to […]

Year of Yes

  Year of Yes How to Dance It Out, Stand in the Sun and Be Your Own Person by Shonda Rhimes Simon & Schuster Hardcover, $24.99 352 pages, ISBN: 978-1-4767-7709-2 Book Review by Kam Williams “In this poignant, hilarious and deeply intimate call to arms, Hollywood’s most powerful woman, the mega-talented creator of Grey’s Anatomy […]

Twisted

  Twisted My Dreadlock Chronicles by Bert Ashe Bolden / An Agate Imprint Paperback, $15.00 252 pages ISBN: 978-1-932841-96-1 Book Review by Kam Williams “After leading a far too conventional life for nearly 40 years, Bert Ashe began the long, arduous and uncertain process of growing dreadlocks in an attempt to step out of American […]

ISIS: Inside the Army of Terror

  ISIS: Inside the Army of Terror by Michael Weiss and Hassan Hassan Regan Arts Paperback, $14.00 288 pages ISBN: 978-1-941393-57-4   Book Review by Kam Williams   “This book… set out to answer a simple question asked repeatedly on cable news shows: Where did ISIS come from, and how did it manage to do […]

More Than a Score

  More Than a Score The New Uprising against High-Stakes Testing Foreword by Diane Ravitch Edited by Jesse Hagopian Introduction by Alfie Kohn Afterword by Wayne Au Haymarket Books Paperback, $16.00 336 pages, Illustrated ISBN: 978-1-60846-392-3 Book Review by Kam Williams “As the essays in this book make clear, public education is under attack. So […]

My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me

  My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me A Black Woman Discovers Her Family’s Nazi Past by Jennifer Teege with Nikola Sellmair The Experiment Publishing Hardcover, $24.95 230 pages, Illustrated ISBN: 978-1-61519-253-3 Book Review by Kam Williams   “When Jennifer Teege, a German-Nigerian woman, happened to pluck a library book from the shelf…she discovered a horrifying […]