15. March 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: Fiction, Historical Fiction, Kim B · Tags:

Roots: The Saga of an American Family by Alex Haley, 899 pages, read by Kim B, on 03/08/2013

I have always wanted to read Roots. It was quite a lengthy book but good reading.

One of the most important books and television series ever to appear, Roots, galvanized the nation, and created an extraordinary political, racial, social and cultural dialogue that hadn’t been seen since the publication of Uncle Tom’s Cabin. The book sold over one million copies in the first year, and the miniseries was watched by an astonishing 130 million people. It also won both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. Roots opened up the minds of Americans of all colors and faiths to one of the darkest and most painful parts of America’s past.

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