I read "What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day" by Pearl Cleage in the 10th grade. A worn copy boasted on my English teacher's bookshelf. Years later, I am finally reading more of Cleage's work as I still salivate on that novel. "I Wish I Had A Red Dress" is a beautiful revelation of friendship, pop culture realness and love. Plenty of gems on each page as Joyce, the main character, navigates grief and discovery in a familiar setting of Idlewild, MI.
I am listening to "Just Mercy" by Bryan Stevenson. I love audiobooks for another way to engage with a story as I began this one on the way to the grocery store. While I am only in the introduction, I am enjoying learning Bryan's career journey, the hesitation of relaying information to a death row inmate as an intern with the Southern Center for Human Rights and hearing his perspective on the path that led him to establish the Equal Justice Initiative. I also wanted to get into the story before the release of the film adaptation.