The Lynching Calendar by Jessica Starks Book Review

False Accusations.

Toxic Love.

Fear of the Misunderstood.

Innocence Lost.

Internal Torture that Lasts for a Lifetime.

The Lynching Calendar gives readers a sneak peek into one of America’s darkest times. History tends to tell the story from one perspective, but what if we had the chance to hear the story from those involved? The Lynching Calendar allows us a chance to hear the full story and show that, no matter what the circumstance may be, there is more than one side to every story.

Queenie’s Review

This story was a very raw, real, and interesting read. It discuss how are African Americans are lynched in this country and no justice was done. Each character in the story was unique in their own way. In each chapter, the characters narrated their own story. At times I feel like they were real people but I think these were characters from the author’s imagination. I really enjoyed the story. These stories had me in my feelings. I was on an emotional roller coaster. I was happy, sad, mad, angry, and I put the book down several times. It really hit home for me. Each story was a true depiction of how are African Americans lived and were portrayed. This was also a history lesson. The cover resonated with me because of the tree branches. The title was right on point. The cover, title, and story went hand-in-hand and I cannot wait to read more by the author. I recommend this book to mature adults only. I give this book five stars.

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