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The Resource Well-read black girl : finding our stories, discovering ourselves : an anthology, edited by Glory Edim

Well-read black girl : finding our stories, discovering ourselves : an anthology, edited by Glory Edim

Label
Well-read black girl : finding our stories, discovering ourselves : an anthology
Title
Well-read black girl
Title remainder
finding our stories, discovering ourselves : an anthology
Statement of responsibility
edited by Glory Edim
Title variation
Anthology : well-read black girl
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "An inspiring collection of essays by black women writers, curated by the founder of the popular book club Well-Read Black Girl, on the importance of recognizing ourselves in literature. Remember that moment when you first encountered a character who seemed to be written just for you? That feeling of belonging remains with readers the rest of their lives--but not everyone regularly sees themselves on the pages of a book. In this timely anthology, Glory Edim brings together original essays by some of our best black women writers to shine a light on how important it is that we all--regardless of gender, race, religion, or ability--have the opportunity to find ourselves in literature. Contributors include Jesmyn Ward (Sing, Unburied, Sing), Lynn Nottage (Sweat), Jacqueline Woodson (Another Brooklyn), Gabourey Sidibe (This Is Just My Face), Morgan Jerkins (This Will Be My Undoing), Tayari Jones (An American Marriage), Rebecca Walker (Black, White and Jewish), and Barbara Smith (Home Girls: A Black Feminist Anthology). Whether it's learning about the complexities of femalehood from Zora Neale Hurston and Toni Morrison, finding a new type of love in The Color Purple, or using mythology to craft an alternative black future, the subjects of each essay remind us why we turn to books in times of both struggle and relaxation. As she has done with her book club-turned-online community Well-Read Black Girl, in this anthology Glory Edim has created a space in which black women's writing and knowledge and life experiences are lifted up, to be shared with all readers who value the power of a story to help us understand the world and ourselves"--
  • Remember that moment when you first encountered a character who seemed to be written just for you? In this collection of essays, black women writers shine a light on how important it is that we all-- regardless of gender, race, religion, or ability-- have the opportunity to find ourselves in literature. Whether it's learning about the complexities of femalehood from Zora Neale Hurston and Toni Morrison, finding a new type of love in The Color Purple, or using mythology to craft an alternative black future, the subjects of each essay remind us why we turn to books in times of both struggle and relaxation. -- adapted from publisher info
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DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1982-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Edim, Glory
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  • American literature
  • American literature
  • African Americans
  • African American women in literature
Label
Well-read black girl : finding our stories, discovering ourselves : an anthology, edited by Glory Edim
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Legacy : a conversation with Rebecca Walker
  • Zora and me
  • Marita Golden
  • Space to move around in
  • Renée Watson
  • Gal : a hard row to hoe
  • Gabourey Sidibe
  • The need for kisses
  • Dhonielle Clayton
  • Witnessing hope
  • Magic mirrors
  • Stephanie Powell Watts
  • Dear beloved
  • Nicole Dennis-Benn
  • Dreaming awake
  • N.K. Jemisin
  • To be a citizen
  • Morgan Jerkins
  • Two New Yorks
  • Zinzi Clemmons
  • Putting women center stage : a conversation with Lynn Nottage
  • Jesmyn Ward
  • Finding my family
  • Bsrat Mezghebe
  • Complex citizen
  • Mahogany L. Browne
  • Living a "soft black song"
  • Jamia Wilson
  • Amazing grace
  • Carla Bruce-Eddings
  • Continue to rise : a conversation with Jacqueline Woodson
  • Books for a black girl's soul
  • Why I keep coming back to Jamaica
  • Kaitlyn Greenidge
  • Veronica Chambers
  • Her own best thing
  • Tayari Jones
  • Go tell it
  • Barbara Smith
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxv, 239 pages
Isbn
9780525619772
Lccn
2018031893
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1055759209
  • (OCoLC)on1055759209
  • 972061
Label
Well-read black girl : finding our stories, discovering ourselves : an anthology, edited by Glory Edim
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Legacy : a conversation with Rebecca Walker
  • Zora and me
  • Marita Golden
  • Space to move around in
  • Renée Watson
  • Gal : a hard row to hoe
  • Gabourey Sidibe
  • The need for kisses
  • Dhonielle Clayton
  • Witnessing hope
  • Magic mirrors
  • Stephanie Powell Watts
  • Dear beloved
  • Nicole Dennis-Benn
  • Dreaming awake
  • N.K. Jemisin
  • To be a citizen
  • Morgan Jerkins
  • Two New Yorks
  • Zinzi Clemmons
  • Putting women center stage : a conversation with Lynn Nottage
  • Jesmyn Ward
  • Finding my family
  • Bsrat Mezghebe
  • Complex citizen
  • Mahogany L. Browne
  • Living a "soft black song"
  • Jamia Wilson
  • Amazing grace
  • Carla Bruce-Eddings
  • Continue to rise : a conversation with Jacqueline Woodson
  • Books for a black girl's soul
  • Why I keep coming back to Jamaica
  • Kaitlyn Greenidge
  • Veronica Chambers
  • Her own best thing
  • Tayari Jones
  • Go tell it
  • Barbara Smith
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxv, 239 pages
Isbn
9780525619772
Lccn
2018031893
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1055759209
  • (OCoLC)on1055759209
  • 972061

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