Since it's Martin Luther King Jr. weekend, this week's theme is books about civil rights. I'm being extremely open about what civil rights are featured here. It's going to basically cover any sort of oppression going on, be it black, jewish, personal rights, etc. It will also cover people heavily involved in civil rights movements such as Martin Luther King Jr.
Why: I should hope why would be obvious. Oh, and if you haven't seen the movie Selma yet, please do so.
Why: Malcolm X is just as important to civil rights as MLK. Yet he doesn't get nearly the same recognition as MLK does.
Why: This was one of the first in the 1950s to really show the bigotry that went on in the United States.
Why: Just read it.
Why: The US was not the only one going through civil rights issues in the sixties. This book is about the Nigerian civil war.
Why: About a girl living in the Dominican Republic under the dictatorship of el Trujillo.
Why: Because it's Maya Angelou.
Why: Well, hopefully if you've had any sort of decent schooling, you've already read this by now. If you haven't, go pick it up immediately. I also hope I don't have to explain to you who Anne Frank is and why she's important.
Why: if you know anything about the Color Purple, you know why.
Why: historical fiction novel dealing with a budding romance while Japanese-Americans were being treated like dirt during the 1940s due to what happened in Pearl Harbor.