“A sometimes painful read, this revealing deep dive into George Floyd’s life places his tragic story in the broader context of race in America.”
In 1982, at the age of 38, Alice Walker’s life pivoted dramatically and irrevocably with the publication of The Color Purple, her third published novel that was awarded the Pulitzer Prize
“Gayle Jessup White writes a candid and personal memoir that includes finding the legacy of President Thomas Jefferson and the author’s racial self-identity in the process.”
“provides both practical and clinical advice with an emphasis on improving Black Women’s emotional and physical health through trauma resolution, exercise, mindfulness, support systems, sel
“an incredibly valuable, insightful, and instructive book . . .
“Armed with the insight and lessons from her youth, the author emerged as a bright young college student who learned to love herself for who she was and who she has yet to become.”
“The Three Mothers is a tribute to and celebration of Black motherhood from the late 1800s to the present.”
According to Wikipedia, the Reverend Al Sharpton preached his first sermon at the age of four.
Every sentence in this book deserves to be treasured and relished.
“The Dead Are Arising draws on decades of extensive and remarkably revealing interviews with a variety of noteworthy figures in Malcolm X’s life—both friends and enemies—to constru
“Humility, dignity, and character—those were Mays’ personal trademarks. He was an exemplary baseball player and is an exemplary citizen.”
“the stirring His Truth Is Marching On will serve nicely for readers who want to understand the essence of Lewis . . .”
“Pippin’s artwork captivates and inspires.”
“The Last Negroes at Harvard is an accomplished work of collective autobiography that tells a compelling story of incipient transformation in a transformative time—but in a place s
“Tough Love should be recommend reading for students and interns working for NGOs, and nonprofit organizations whose work and research covers policy concerns.”
Saeed Jones is an award-winning poet, editor, and co-host of BuzzFeed’s AM to PM morning show. His latest book How We Fight for Our Lives is his powerful coming of age memoir.
“In this densely packed memoir, it’s not really the destination that matters most, but rather the journey itself that goes over very rough territory and asks probing questions about race, e
“The story of Onwuachi’s climb up, with its attendant pitfalls, is masterful.”
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There is something about the word delights that quickly brings to mind such things as sweetness, laughter, and endless flirtation. Ross Gay’s small book seems designed for the backpack.
“The night a stone-fisted neo-barbarian would beat her to gashes and aches everlasting.”
“The Women’s Suffrage Movement is for men as much as it is women. It’s for everyone, no matter what their sex, gender, ethnicity, or the color of their skin.
“a book that speaks loudly to black lesbians and to anyone who dares to love fiercely.”
". . .a major achievement in the biographer’s art."
“after reading her story, you might want to remove the modifiers: Eunice was not just a brilliant African American woman lawyer; she was a brilliant lawyer.”