PositiveBookPageIn some ways, The Compton Cowboys is a totally different take on the cowboy way of life, but at its heart is the recognizable hope that human goodness will triumph over inequality ... Thompson-Hernández’s integration of research into readable prose makes room for readers to grapple with the book’s toughest questions about bias, inequality and the future of the black cowboy tradition.
PositiveBookPage... a thoughtful exploration of the development of technology, online identity and the essential elements of humanness that make it all possible ... True to McNeil’s style, Lurking poses more questions than answers, giving readers a wide berth to wrestle with their own opinions ... strikes an impressive balance of insider tech-talk and universal human connection, though true techies will have an obvious leg up with the nuances of internet-specific examples ... The author proposes concrete safeguards for building a better internet.
Aarti Namdev Shahani
PositiveBookPageThe author graciously avoids black-and-white answers to difficult questions. How can two members from the same family have such opposite experiences in America? What does it mean to make it? Who really belongs here? A worthy addition to immigration discourse, this book is a raw and engaging glimpse into the challenges immigrant families face that are either too traumatic or mundane to land on the news.
Julian Smith and David Wolman
RaveBookPageIn Aloha Rodeo, David Wolman and Julian Smith answer...questions with...engaging, thorough prose ... The narratives are so wild, in fact, that they often read like fiction ... Aloha Rodeo blows open a canyon of inclusionary cowboy history as wide as the Rio Grande.