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Your book review should be based on one of the three texts:

  • Karen Kossie-Chernyshev, ed., The Diary of Lillian B. Horace (2007)
  • _____Recovering Five Generations Hence:  The Life and Writing of Lillian Jones Horace (2013)
  • _____Angie Brown:  A Jim Crow Romance, with a foreword by Dr. Michon Benson (2017)

It should be 3-5 pages long.  Please use the attached guide to guide you through the review.  Be sure to spell- and grammar-check your work before submitting it.  Please use the basic structure below:

  1. Title:  Do not create a title.  The title of a scholarly review simply contains the author’s/editor’s name, title of the article, publication information or URL.  For example:    A Review of Lillian Jones Horace, Angie Brown. ed. Kossie-Chernyshev, Karen. Outskirts Press, 2017 
  2. First Paragraph:  Identify the author’s/editor’s thesis, argument, controlling idea?
  3. Paragraphs 2-4:  Summarize the major points the author/editor makes in the book.  
  4. Next Paragraph:  Discuss the author’s sources:  books, articles, archival material, maps, etc.  A well researched book should be based on a variety of sources.
  5. Last Paragraph:  Do not tell whether you liked the book.  Tell whether the author achieved his/her objective.