A review by shelfcarewithshan
How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America by Clint Smith


A phenomenal book that will continue to have a profound impact for years to come. Smith’s methodology and interviews are what scholarship should be, period. A must read, gripping, and compelling. The audiobook and the author’s reading really helped me absorb the information of each site he visited. I can’t recommend this book enough. It details the history of slavery using specific sites in the US and shows the continuing effects in a very real way. 5/5