Monday, February 13, 2017

You Can't Touch My Hair And Other Things I Still Have To Explain by Phoebe Robinson

I picked up You Can't Touch My Hair because I thought it sounded interesting. I'd never heard of Robinson until I picked up this book. I'm glad I did. Because while Robinson hits you with some hard truths, she makes you laugh too.

Robinson has been on tv, podcasts, and stand up. I'll definitely be looking for her work more. I have to say the first chapter of her book was the hardest for me. As a non-black person, I struggled to read her hard truths about what black people in the United States go through. Robinson explores a lot of struggles that POC and women go through throughout the book. Most of it is done though humor but she still hits hard. I learned a lot while reading You Can't Touch My Hair and would recommend it for others who are learning about what POC women go through on a daily basis.

I hope Robinson writes more books and continues to perform. I enjoyed her voice and will seek out ways to hear it. Others who shared about You Can't Touch My Hair: Lower East Side Librarian, The Book and I, and Midnight Book Girl.

1 comment:

  1. I need to read this one! I feel like many people should be.


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