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Reading Roundup: March 2020

Saints: No Unhallowed Hand: 1846-1893 I actually read this in February and reviewed it over at Segullah . I enjoyed this latest installment in the series and look forward to the next two books. A Student of History by Nina Revoyr I grew up in Southern California, but not in Los Angeles--a distinction I never really understood until I was an adult and no longer lived there. In this book, Los Angeles and its history form an essential part of the plot, and Revoyr is a skilled writer who conveys a sense of the importance of this history for anyone who has never lived there. I also appreciated her skill in helping the reader sympathize with a character who spends the entire book making terrible decisions. They Called Us Enemy by George Takei This was a fairly quick read, but still powerful and important. Two of my kids also read it and loved it just as much as I did. I thought the art and the story were both excellent; it also thoughtfully ties together Takei's experiences a