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Emmanuel Maduabuchi Eze
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Review of Imagine If...

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[Following is an official review of "Imagine If..." by Sarah Box.]
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5 out of 5 stars
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Dangerous stereotyping may seem fun and harmless until we become its victims. In Imagine If..., Sarah Box engages us with a series of soulful questions, reflections, and recollections on the many realities victims of dangerous stereotyping face, while at the same time inviting us to consider for a moment how we would react and feel if we were the victims of such.

I appreciate the awareness Box created through this book. Stereotyping, ethnic profiling, and the like are evils that should not have a place in our society. These wicked actions have forced many people into committing suicide, aborted countless visions, denied countless people the comfort of life, and disrupted the harmonious co-existence of human beings.

The author used the plight of African Americans in the United States during and after the abolition of slavery as a case study. While I appreciate the relevant laws and efforts that have uplifted the dignity of black lives, I couldn't help getting emotional when reading about the things African Americans passed through at the hands of their slave masters and how their children were forced into the same fate. It was a mixture of appreciation, pity, and anger.

This book leads the readers through the basics of life and living and shows how their absence makes life and living meaningless. For example, the condition of African Americans during the period of American history described in this book helped me appreciate the mental and health benefits of human communication and association. Social confinement is a death sentence.

This book is listed as a children's book, but the message it covers will appeal to adults as well. The illustrations are great and show in concrete form the situations described in the book. I am glad to note that this book was thoroughly edited. I didn't find any grammatical errors in it.

I rate this book five out of five stars because of the above positive points. I didn't dislike anything in this book, so there is no reason to rate it lower. Imagine If... is recommended for readers between seven and eighteen years old. It will also appeal to older readers, especially those who are interested in any measure that upholds the human dignity of all persons, irrespective of region or colour.

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Yes very true my best of the year
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Post by Chinemezu Okafor »

The fact that you didn't dislike anything in the book, shows that the book is really interesting. Nice review.
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