The Healing by Jonathan Odell: Is It Appropriate for Black History Month?
Posted on Feb 16 2012 at 01:16:44 PM in Books
When I was looking for novels to review for Black History Month, I saw the publisher’s notes about The Healing by Jonathan Odell and it sounded like a perfect choice. Maybe because this novel is based on oral histories of the period, it wasn’t until I finished The Healing that I learned Jonathan Odell is white (see the quote below). I feel this story really needed to be told. I believe sometimes the most unlikely stories come to the very people who are meant to tell them and I’m glad this one came to Jonathan Odell. I encourage you to watch the video and read my review before deciding whether this one merits including during Black History Month.