Nov 27, 2022

Build A House by Rhiannon Giddens: Book Review

 Title: Build A House

Author: Rhiannon Giddens & Monica Mikai

Genre: Children's
Pub date: October 11, 2022

As an acclaimed musician, singer, songwriter, and cofounder of the traditional African American string band the Carolina Chocolate Drops, Rhiannon Giddens has long used her art to mine America’s musical past and manifest its future, passionately recovering lost voices and reconstructing a nation’s musical heritage. Written as a song to commemorate the 155th anniversary of Juneteenth

Nov 23, 2022

The Violin Conspiracy by Brendan Slocumb: Book Review + Content Warnings

Title: The Violin Conspiracy
Author: Brendan Slocumb
Genre: Fiction/Mystery
Pub date: February 01, 2022
Content Warnings Below 


Ray McMillian loves playing the violin more than anything, and nothing will stop him from pursuing his dream of becoming a professional musician. Not his mother, who thinks he should get a real job, not the fact that he can't afford a high-caliber violin, not the racism inherent in the classical music world. And when he makes the startling discovery that his great-grandfather's fiddle is actually a priceless Stradivarius, his star begins to rise.