Well-read black girl [electronic resource] : Finding our stories, discovering ourselves / Glory Edim.

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    • Abstract:
      Summary: Not everyone regularly sees themselves in the pages of a book, but 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 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 and online community, in this anthology Glory Edim has created a space in which black women's writing and knowledge and life experiences are shared with all readers who value the power of a story to help us understand the world and ourselves.
    • Notes:
      Electronic reproduction. New York : Ballantine Books, 2018. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 7839 KB) or Kobo app or compatible Kobo device (file size: N/A KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
    • ISBN:
      9780525619789 (electronic bk)
    • Accession Number:
      fol.132219