“Books are sometimes windows, offering views of worlds that may be real or imagined, familiar or strange. These windows are also sliding glass doors, and readers have only to walk through in imagination to become part of whatever world has been created or recreated by the author. When lighting conditions are just right, however, a window can also be a mirror.” – Dr. Rudine Sims Bishop
The story takes place in the rarefied world of Manhattan book publishing. The year is 2018, and Nella Larsen is well into her second year as the only Black editorial assistant at the prestigious Wagner Books.
By: Shatoria Whiteside, M.Ed As the seasons change and Fall…
“Achieving, becoming “somebody,” became my idea of being alive. I felt that achievement could detox the bad shit. It would detox the poverty. It would detox the fact that I felt less-than, being the only Black family in Central Falls. I could be reborn a successful person. I wanted to achieve more than what my mother had.”