“God Help the Child” – Good(win) Reads Review

“God Help the Child: A Novel” by Toni Morrison

Toni Morrison weaves a story from the experiences of Bride. Bride’s story vividly shares her reality about subtle and controversial issues that continue to exist in society.

Bride tells her story from her childhood into adulthood. She is celebrated for the very attributes that she was abused. The other characters, Sweetness, Brooklyn, Sofia, and Rain share their narrative with Bride’s to describe the influence and intersection on her relationships, regrets, and future.

As Bride shares, “The hardest part of healing is the memories”.

I would recommend “God Help the Child: A Novel” to anyone that has a past with folks that are a part of their past, present, and future.


– Leslie J. Harris (Ed.D., MSN, BA, RN, Assistant Professor RN-BSN Program), member of the Library Advocacy Committee

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Announcing Good(win) Reads

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Good(win) Reads is an initiative that started this fall by the Library Advocacy Committee to encourage non-required reading in the Goodwin community.

Every other month or so, Committee members will choose a book to read. Readers can join in the discussion in the comment section below each new book announcement, come to campus for an in-person discussion (watch out for announcements), and/or write a review that can be posted here.

Anyone can join in the reading and participate in the discussion. Over the next few weeks we will be presenting your reactions to God Help the Child while collecting your thoughts on the current selection, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao.

September/OctoberGod Help the Child by Toni Morrison Library | Amazon
November/DecemberThe Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Toni Morrison Library | Amazon
January/February – TBD, watch this space