Communicating the Impossible

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Maddie Crum reviews Kaitlyn Greenidge’s We Love You, Charlie Freeman, looking at the theme of racism prevalent in the new novel, who should read it, and more:

The story’s thesis is wrapped up in when and how the Freemans choose to use sign language rather than spoken words; often, it serves the purpose of communicating what’s difficult or impossible to articulate. For Greenidge, it’s a perfect metaphor for the often nebulous nature of racism.

Want more? Read our recent interview with Greenidge right here.


Olivia Wetzel is a student taking time off to live and work in San Francisco. If she could be any animal, she’d be a penguin. She’s never eaten pepperoni before, and one of her feet is a whole size bigger than the other. More from this author →