It’s always better with a book!

Writer George Point reviews books related to or written by authors from the WDVR listening area.

So Tall Within

On the next edition of Book Talk!, George Point discusses So Tall Within – Sojourner Truth’s Long Walk Toward Freedom, the story of a child born into slavery but possessed with an indomitable spirit that led her to become a champion for the rights of all women and enslaved African Americans.

Airing Monday, February 18th at 3:30 on Let’s Talk

Ruth and the Green Book

A brief history of the Green Book – an essential guide for African American motorists from the 1930’s through the 1960’s – and discussion on on Ruth and the Green Book, a fictional account for young readers of an African American girl’s painful awakening to racial prejudice.

Bridge of Clay

A novel by Australian author Markus Zusak about five brothers coming to terms with the death of their mother, the disappearance of their father and the family secrets that are revealed upon his return.

Of Monkey Bridges and Bánh Mì Sandwiches: from Sài Gòn to Texas, a memoir by Oanh Ngo Usadi.

In the aftermath of the Vietnam War, a young girl and her family escape to a small town in Texas and adapt to new environments and cultures in their journey to build a new life in America.

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Winter Warmers #2

Part 2 of our Books to Curl up with on a Cold Winter’s Night, as chosen by the folks at independent book shops in our listening area.

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About George Point

George Point, the producer and presenter of Book Talk!, is a freelance author and playwright whose work has appeared in local and national publications, including The New York Times. When he’s not busy writing, George serves as a volunteer at the D&R Greenway Land Trust. Book Talk! is featured on Let’s Talk with Laurie K., Mondays 3:00-5:00pm