Friday, March 13, 2020

American Dirt

Anguish. As I read Jeanine Cummins novel titled, American Dirt, I felt the anguish of the main characters as they fled drug violence in Mexico and joined migrants trying to enter the United States. I concede that legitimate concern has been raised about cultural appropriation in that this was not necessarily Cummins’ story to tell. Nonetheless, Cummins tells a compelling story very well, leading readers to care about these people. This is an individual story that is also universal in a time of anxiety when life can change in an instant. Cummins writes with great skill and I was moved by the story. Rating: Five-star (I love it) Click here to purchase American Dirt from

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