Book Review on the following book: Cyntoia Brown-Long,
Free Cyntoia: My Search for Redemption in the American Prison System. New York: Atria
Useful online & video clips on Brown-Long: Optional Viewing / You are not required to
incorporate links into your essay. (OPTIONAL VIEWING)
Book Review should cover the following points:
1. Author Biography: Provide a brief professional biography on the author
2. Book Synopsis
3. The different ways in which Brown-Long uses her personal testimony / memoir to promote social change and personal empowerment, and to discuss her experience as an incarcerated person (juvenile in prison and teenager), and as a returning citizen.
4. Your Analysis / Critique: Your thoughts on Brown-Longs life story. Did the memoir enhance or challenge your thinking or pre-conceived notions on incarcerated Black women and girls and returning citizens?