This is my favorite read of this year. Short, powerful, poetic, funny, and deeply moving, you can’t go wrong with this collection of essays by Gregory Boyle who has spent the better part of his life running a gang intervention program in L.A. Described as “erudite, down-to-earth, and utterly heartening,” these essays focus on our universal kinship and are “moving examples of the power of unconditional love in difficult times and the importance of fighting despair.” Nothing could be more apropos to the times in which we are living. This book is indeed utterly heartening.
This is a middle grade/young adult book that is an excellent family read together to talk about race relations and prejudice. Available in print. Available as an eBook.