"Book On It"

“Where is your bookmark?”

My bookmark is in the novel, “Your Blues Ain’t Like Mine” by Bebe Moore Campbell. I had never read her work, which seems to be the beauty of being a life long reader. Although I heard of Moore Campbell, I am learning about her writing and impact in my community. I had this same feeling with the author Dorothy West.

The novel is about Armstrong Todd, a fifteen year old Chicagoan who spends a life-changing summer in Mississippi. The first page of the novel is incredibly symphonic and sensual. It sets an indelible tone that leads the story.