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BOOK REVIEWS

Kirkus Reviews: [starred]

A stunning debut memoir . . . . A rich remembrance of a captivating transformative era in American History.” Kirkus Reviews chose Redlined as 1 of 6 “Best Indie Books of the Month May.”
 “We review over 10,000 books per year and only 4-6 books are chosen each month to be featured.” Kirkus Reviews

Foreword Clarion Review, 5 stars:

“. . . an exceptionally rich and readable memoir of family, change, and coming of age in the tumultuous 1960s. . . .Redlined sets a steady pace and holds reader interest by embracing several main themes. . . . The book shifts easily from one focus to another, weaving a seamless tapestry that offers a credible panorama of an entire era.”

Readers’ Favorite, 5 stars:

“I didn’t just love reading this memoir, I appreciated it. . . . Redlined is a beacon of enlightenment in our current American society. I finished Gartz’s memoir feeling educated and hopeful.”

Online Book Club, 4 out of 4 stars:

“Without a doubt in my mind, Redlined deserves a whopping 4 out of 4 stars. If you love history like myself, you will be blown away by this book.”

Midwest Book Review:

“Reviewer’s Choice”:

Redlined is absolutely riveting from cover to cover, all but impossible to put down.”

“Carson’s Bookshelf”:

Redlined . . .  is an extraordinary contribution to both community and academic library 20th Century American History collections in general, and 20th Century Black History supplemental studies lists in particular. . . [also] for the personal reading lists of students, academia, and non-specialist general readers. . . .”

The Chicago Reader, April 10, 2018
Redlined tells the story of one of the Chicago last white families in West Garfield Park” By Tanner Howard

The Chicago Ambassador, April 2018
Redlined – A fascinating first-person memoir of how a racist government policy affected West Garfield Park,” review by Bob Chiarito

“Most books about redlining . . . are academic in nature, filled with stats and charts . . . and never get to the toll it took on those who lived through it. Until now.”

Chicago Magazine, March 28, 2018
“Q&A: Linda Gartz on Growing Up in West Garfield Park in the Era of Redlining” by Bob Chiarito

South Side Weekly, June 5, 2018 
“Redlining Remembered: A new memoir wrestles with a familial history of racism and redlining” by Tammy Xu

“. . . a compelling chronicle of both a neighborhood’s journey and a personal one.”

Windy City Reviews, March 13, 2018
by Roger Prosise, Chicago Writers Association

“. . . A luminously written memoir.”

The Evanston RoundTable, March 21, 2018
Redlined” Review by editor, Mary Helt Gavin 

INTERVIEWS

Chicago Tribune, Facebook Live w/ Heidi Stevens, Chicago, IL

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Townsquare Media, 107.7 WGNA-FM, Q103 @103.5 and 103.9, Hot 99.1, ALT 105.7 and 104.5 WTMM, “Speaking of Writers,” Albany, NY – Radio Interview w/ Steve Richards

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WORT 88.9 FM, “8 O’Clock Buzz,” Madison, WI – Radio Interview w/ Jan Miyasaki

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WOMM-LP 105.9 FM, “Write the Book,” Burlington, VT – Radio Interview w/ Shelagh Connor Shapiro

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WSCA Radio, 106.MHz FM, “Keeping Democracy Alive with Burt Cohen,” Portsmouth, NH – Radio Interview w/ Burt Cohen

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WHMP 101.5 & 107.5FM/1240 & 1400 AM“The Bill Newman Show,” Northampton, MA – Radio Interview w/ Bill Newman

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WPKZ FM105.3/AM1280, “K-ZONE Lunchbox,” Fitchburg, MA – Radio Interview w/ Sherman Whitman

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1590 WCGO, “Playtime with Bill Turk and Kerri Kendall,” Evanston, IL – Second Radio Interview w/ Bill Turk and Kerry Kendall

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“Northwestern Intersections: A Northwestern Network Podcast,” Evanston, IL

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“The Frankie Boyer Show,” BizTalk Radio, Boston, MA – Radio Interview w/ Frankie Boyer

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WIP AM, “Conversations with Peter Solomon,” Philadelphia, PA – Radio Interview w/ Peter Solomon

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WFOV 92.1 FM, “Tom Sumner Program,” Flint, MI – Radio Interview w/ Tom Sumner

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WBEZ (NPR Station) 91.5 FM,Morning Shift,” Chicago, IL – Radio Interview w/ Jenn White

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WGNRadio 720AM, “The John Williams Show,” Chicago, IL – Interview w/ John Williams

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Chicago Sun-Times Media Productions, “Zebra Sisters,” Chicago, IL – Interview w/ Mary Mitchell and Leslie Baldacci

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WVON Radio, 1690AM, “The Perri Small Show,” Chicago, IL – Interview w/ Perri Small

Interview with Linda & Hermene Hartman, publisher of N’Digo Magapaper and author, N’Digo Legacy. (No online access yet)

Meet the Author – Linda Gartz speaks about Redlined at the Newberry

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WGNRadio 720AM, “After Hours,” Chicago, IL – Radio Interview w/ Rick Kogan

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1590 WCGO, “Playtime with Bill Turk and Kerri Kendall,” Evanston, IL – First Radio Interview w/ Bill Turk and Kerry Kendall

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“Conversations LIVE!” with Cyrus Webb, Blog Talk Radio, Brandon, MS – Radio Interview w/ Cyrus Webb

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KPFA 94.1FM, “The Space Between Us,” Berkeley, California – Radio Interview w/ Jovelyn Richards

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