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The Resource Well-read black girl : Finding Our Stories, Discovering Ourselves., Glory Edim, (electronic resource)

Well-read black girl : Finding Our Stories, Discovering Ourselves., Glory Edim, (electronic resource)

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Well-read black girl : Finding Our Stories, Discovering Ourselves.
Title
Well-read black girl
Title remainder
Finding Our Stories, Discovering Ourselves.
Statement of responsibility
Glory Edim
Creator
Contributor
LuNF8SHgDo8
Subject
Genre
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. "Yes, Well-Read Black Girl is as good as it sounds. . . . [Glory Edim] gathers an all-star cast of contributors—among them Lynn Nottage, Jesmyn Ward, and Gabourey Sidibe."—O: The Oprah Magazine ("10 Books to be Thankful for This November") 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 in 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.Praise for Well-Read Black Girl"Each essay can be read as a dispatch from the vast and wonderfully complex location that is black girlhood and womanhood. . . . They present literary encounters that may at times seem private and ordinary—hours spent in the children's section of a public library or in a college classroom—but are no less monumental in their impact."—The Washington Post "A wonderful collection of essays."—Essence
Summary
The founder of the popular online book club curates a collection of original essays from today's best black female voices
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Amelia Bloomer List, 2019.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2018.
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10732696
Cataloging source
TEFOD
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Edim, Glory
Dewey number
810.80928708996073
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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1982-
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Edim, Glory
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True
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  • Fiction
  • Literary Anthologies
Target audience
adult
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finding our stories, discovering ourselves
Label
Well-read black girl : Finding Our Stories, Discovering Ourselves., Glory Edim, (electronic resource)
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=100279&titleID=3949229
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780525619789
Isbn Type
(electronic bk)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
FFBD3E18-20D0-4753-A131-6A0144B59F75
Label
Well-read black girl : Finding Our Stories, Discovering Ourselves., Glory Edim, (electronic resource)
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=100279&titleID=3949229
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780525619789
Isbn Type
(electronic bk)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
FFBD3E18-20D0-4753-A131-6A0144B59F75

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