Ethan Edward Coston | Student Journalist

My Book Reviews

Here are some of my book reviews. I hope you enjoy them! I highly recommend that you buy books from independent bookstores instead of large corporations like Amazon or Barnes & Noble, so I have included links on each book to order from a local San Diego indie bookstore. For more information about why we should support indie bookstores over Amazon, read here

Invisible: The Forgotten Story of the Black Woman Lawyer Who Took Down America's Most Powerful Mobster

Stephen L. Carter

Publish Date: 10/9/2018
ISBN: 9781250121974

This is a story about an important, but often forgotten member of the civil rights movement. The book is well written and easy to read, focusing on the life of Eunice B. Carter.

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Can We All Be Feminists?

June Eric-Udorie

Publish Date: 9/25/2018
ISBN: 9780143132370

This is a really interesting collection of essays that discuss the intersectionality of feminism with other issues like racism, poverty, LGBTQIA+ issues, and more. I learned a lot about what I can do to support the feminist movement and how feminism has to be an intersectional movement that helps the most disadvantaged. I highly recommend everyone reads!

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Exploding Data: Reclaiming Our Cybersecurity in the Digital Age

Michael Chertoff

Publish Date: 7/10/2018
ISBN: 9780802127938

A work that encourages readers to be aware of where their data goes and how they can protect it. In addition to data security, Chertoff discusses international policy surrounding data privacy and proposes policy solutions to help keep our data safe from companies like Facebook.

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An American Marriage

Tayari Jones

Publish Date: 1/29/2018
ISBN: 9781616208776

A heartbreaking insight into the long term effects of mass incarceration and our broken criminal justice system. A wrongfully incarcerated man's attempt to save his marriage after being sentenced to 12 years.

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Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose

Joe Biden

Publish Date: 11/14/2017
ISBN: 9781250171672

This is a book I recommend you read with a box of Kleenex as you will cry many times throughout the book. It is a heart wrenching account of Beau Biden's fight with cancer and the struggle that Biden family faced coping with his loss. Biden's book displays his commitment to both his family and his country as a lifelong public servant. He is a selfless man that focuses on helping and comforting others before himself despite his loss.

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Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI


Publish Date: 4/18/2017
ISBN: 9780307742483

The was a very well written, informative read about the origins of the FBI. It detailed the continuous injustices Native Americans faced and continue to face. This is one of those non-fiction books that reads just as fast as a fiction novel.

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