Category Archives: Blacks

Children’s Books: Why Do Kids’ Books About Black Hair Draw So Much Attention — and Controversy?

I set out to write a warm, whimsical book about a black girl’s hair. Twenty years on, that’s still a powerful subject.

Critic’s Notebook: A Memorial to the Lingering Horror of Lynching

The powerful National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Alabama is meant to perturb, not console — and to encourage truth-telling far and wide.