, June 01, 2012
(view all comments by tgrang13)
This book is a compilation of short stories, essays, and poems. Some of which are very good, and others that aren't. The part that I disliked the most about this book was probably the excerpts from the Bible..whatever... However, there were some very enlightening pieces in here by great activists such as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Jane Addams, and W.E.B. DuBois. I don't think I would recommend this book to anyone to just read for fun. It is academic literature, which is why I had to pick it up in the first place. Also, many of the stories are confusing and unclear as to what the point is and how it relates to civic engagement.