Breathe: A Letter to My Sons is UU Common Read
The Ginger Hill Unitarian Universalist Congregation will host 4 sessions during April to read and discuss the 2021-22 UU Common Read "Breathe: A Letter to My Sons".
Emotionally raw and deeply reflective, Imani Perry's 2019 book challenges society to recognize Black children as deserving of humanity. She shares her fear and frustration for her African American sons in an increasingly racist atmosphere in which white people at times seem irredeemable. However, as a mother, feminist, writer, and intellectual, Perry offers an unfettered expression of love—finding beauty and possibility in life. She exhorts her children and their peers to find the courage to chart their own paths and find grounding and inspiration in Black tradition. The New York Times calls Breathe "an elixir of history, ancestry and compassion, which, together, become instruction…a parent’s unflinching demand, born of inherited trauma and love, for her children’s right simply to be possible."