The Warmth of Other Suns - Isabel Wilkerson

The Warmth of Other Suns

By Isabel Wilkerson

  • Release Date: 2010-09-07
  • Genre: United States
  • Book: The Warmth of Other Suns
The Warmth of Other Suns book review score

4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 369 Ratings)

The Warmth of Other Suns Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars

The Warmth of Other Suns is a great book. Our editors rated it with a top 5 stars.

User reviews about the book

  • The Warmth of Other Suns

    5
    By Blessed 1-2
    This book has been very insightful about the migration that I have experienced & seen in my life.
  • Excellent story of survival

    5
    By Dat man72
    This book is excellently written. It includes the story of four people who moved from the south where living was hard and violence against individuals occurred daily for no reason. To living in the North with its set of life challenges and the consequences of these decisions. It also includes horrifying statistics and and real life stories of those who died at the hand of very evil people. It was an enjoyable read yet very sad. I would recommend it to any who really wants to understand the history of the African American great migration.
  • Wow!! What a Great Read!!

    5
    By janet s
    I never thought I could be so consumed by a piece of non-fiction. I could not put it down!! The 3 characters are amazing and I admire them so!! Should be taught in school. Thank you for teaching me with such delight!!!
  • The Warmth of Other Suns

    1
    By Steve Sees
    Much of it reads like a doctoral thesis. Explains things better expressed by the stories. The stories seem constructed to illustrate her PhD thesis.
  • Life-Changing

    5
    By 5ally6
    I couldn’t put the book down. I learned what little I knew about a very important yet complex part of history.
  • The Warmth of Other Suns

    5
    By TooFunnyToBeReal
    An Incredible written display of history. Now I understand what the Great Migration was all about. Nothing like what my high school history teacher taught. I loved the blending of real people with historical facts. My elder relatives died with their stories and were reluctant to ever share them. I now know they were either too afraid, too tired, or sadly believed that the worst was over and it was better to look forward. Thank you Ms. Wilkerson for sharing the stories. I thoroughly enjoyed this book.
  • Great Book

    5
    By bertajean
    This book is one of the best books I have ever read. This book should be used in history classes. I would like to see this book made into a movie and should be seen by all these young people who take life for granite. I downloaded this book on my iPad, and listen to it audible. Now I want to buy the book just to add to my library. I hope some day to meet this author to have it signed by her. I am going to listen to this book again. I can tell a lot of research was put into this book she did a GREAT job.
  • The Warmth of Other Suns

    5
    By LeoSongJr
    My wife and I listened to the audio book. What a book. One of the persons, Robert Foster, lived a few blocks from where I grew up. It was in the Country Club area. I grew up at Gramercy Place & 11th Street. Another migrant, Philip Ahn, lived at Country Club and Gramercy Place. Her book brought back many memories as well as giving us a better idea of these changes. We liked the interspersing of their life histories as we could keep track of their lives at various points. The history for me was real as I was growing up as the Great Migration was beginning to wind down.
  • Warmth of other suns

    5
    By J Agee
    I can't yet put into words how important that I think this book is to American history and culture. I'm proud of the author and the characters in this book.
  • Warmth of other suns

    5
    By Other suns
    Poignant, powerful depiction of black migration from South to North after World War 1. History with a personal touch.

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