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    edited by Glory Edim.
    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."--Publisher information.

    Magic mirrors / Jesmyn Ward
    Why I keep coming back to Jamaica / Veronica Chambers
    Her own best thing / Tayari Jones
    Go tell it / Barbara Smith
    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 / 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
    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 / Kaitlyn Greenidge.
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    Call Number
    PS153.B53 W37 2018