"Book On It"

“Where is your bookmark?”

My bookmark is in the biography, “A Taste of Power” by Elaine Brown. She was the leader of the Black Panther Party while Huey Newton was seeking refuge in Cuba. Her memory is extraordinary, recalling what it meant to be a black woman leading a revolutionary and reviled organization. The resistance she received from her brothers and sisters in battle adds an intriguing level to the story.

The book is nearly a tome as Elaine tells her childhood as well. Her voice lifts from the page. It is as if I’m walking in her moments. Ultimately, I am looking forward to reading Elaine’s story in time and relating to her experience as a black woman.