Dear Black Girl - by Tamara Winfrey Harris (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 192Genre: Social ScienceSub-Genre: Women's StudiesFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Berrett-Koehler PublishersAge Range: AdultAuthor: Tamara Winfrey HarrisLanguage: English About the Book "From the bestselling author of The Sisters Are Alright comes a book of personal letters written by black women to black girls to nurture healthy womanhood and sisterhood, covering topics like identity, self-love, parents, violence, grief, mental health, sex, and sexuality"-- Book Synopsis Dear Black Girl is the empowering, affirming love letter our girls need in order to thrive in a world that does not always protect, nurture, or celebrate us. This collection of Black women's voices... is a must-read, not only for Black girls, but for everyone who cares about Black girls, and for Black women whose inner-Black girl could use some healing. - Tarana Burke, Founder of the 'Me Too' Movement Dear Dope Black Girl, You don't know me, but I know you. I know you because I am you! We are magic, light, and stars in the universe. So begins a letter that Tamara Winfrey Harris received as part of her Letters to Black Girls project, where she asked black women to write honest, open, and inspiring letters of support to young black girls aged thirteen to twenty-one. Her call went viral, resulting in a hundred personal letters from black women around the globe that cover topics such as identity, self-love, parents, violence, grief, mental health, sex, and sexuality. In Dear Black Girl, Winfrey Harris organizes a selection of these letters, providing a balm for the wounds of anti-black-girlness and modeling how black women can nurture future generations. Each chapter ends with a prompt encouraging girls to write a letter to themselves, teaching the art of self-love and self-nurturing. Winfrey Harris's The Sisters Are Alright explores how black women must often fight and stumble their way into alrightness after adulthood. Dear Black Girl continues this work by delivering pro-black, feminist, LGBTQ+ positive, and body positive messages for black women-to-be--and for the girl who still lives inside every black woman who still needs reminding sometimes that she is alright. Review Quotes "25 Must-Read Books for March" --Good Morning America "March 2021 Reads for the Rest of Us" --Ms. Magazine "Ten Hot Reads for March 2021" --Frolic "Black History Month Essential Reading" --Enspire "A collection of letters written by Black women to encourage, educate, and uplift Black girls. 'The world does not value Black girls like it should, ' writes Winfrey Harris. With chapters dedicated to 'Black Girl Magic, ' family, friendship, mental health, and romantic relationships, the author seeks to rectify the devaluing of Black girls by connecting them with Black women through sage advice focused on meaningful topics. With an eye toward educating and healing, this collection of letters is reinforced by vocabulary words and history lessons necessary for any Black girl to know. It is also a self-affirming workbook prompting readers to supplement the letters and lessons with love letters to themselves. Winfrey Harris highlights the spectrum of Blackness and the Black experience, writing with necessary candor throughout. Beautifully written, the letters often feel like a collection of essays and poems. One standout contribution features the perspective of a 'transracial adoptee' writing to other Black girls raised within White families; the author discusses the realities of alienation and the longing for connection. Ultimately, she writes, 'May you love yourself exactly as you are.' 'In Survivor Solidarity' she speaks to girls who have suffered sexual violence and assault from 'the other side' of trauma, reminding them that what happened is not their fault. While many other similar books are how-to guides written by and for other teens, most of which focus primarily on boys, this collection is written by older Black women for younger Black women with the intent to provide vital knowledge, to instruct in how to build a sense of self-worth, and to be passed on from one generation to another. Interspersed throughout the book are sharp 'Know This' sidebars, which feature further resources and concrete information on such topics as 'black name bias, ' 'radical self-care, ' Planned Parenthood, and the Trevor Project. A valuable combination of encouragement, empowerment, and instruction."--Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review) "Dear Black Girl is for the little Black girls who still need the language to process their magic. In a world that often leaves us with more questions than answers, this book is a literal gift." --Bassey Ikpi, author of I'm Telling the Truth, but I'm Lying "Dear Black Girl is the empowering, affirming love letter our girls need to thrive in a world that does not always protect, nurture, or celebrate us." --Tarana Burke, founder of the Me Too Movement "This book, a conversation across generations, is a loving, trenchant reminder that Black girls deserve tenderness, care, and the forgiving mirrors that are another Black woman's eyes." --Dr. Brittney Cooper, author of Eloquent Rage About the Author Tamara Winfrey Harris is the author of The Sisters Are Alright, which won several awards, including the Harlem Book Fair's Phillis Wheatley Award. Her work also appears in the books The Burden: African Americans and the Enduring Impact of Slavery and The Lemonade Reader: Beyoncé, Black Feminism and Spirituality, as well as in publications such as the New York Times, Cosmopolitan, New York Magazine, Ebony, the American Prospect, and Ms. magazine. She is also vice president of community leadership and effective philanthropy at the Central Indiana Community Foundation.
Legendary Ladies: 50 Goddesses to Empower and Inspire You (Goddess Women Throughout History to Inspire Women, Book of Goddesses with Goddess Art)
Number of Pages: 128Genre: Social ScienceSub-Genre: Folklore & MythologyFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Chronicle BooksAge Range: AdultAuthor: Ann ShenLanguage: English About the Book From the author and artist behind Bad Girls Throughout History comes this illustrated book of goddesses from around the world. Aphrodite, the Greek goddess whose love overcame mortality. Mazu, the Chinese deity who safely guides travelers home. Lakshmi, the Hindu provider of fortune and prosperity. These powerful deities and many more are celebrated in artwork and essays that explore the feminine divine and encourage readers to empower themselves. Book Synopsis Goddesses - Mythology - InspirationReaders who have enjoyed Warrior Goddess Training or Women Who Run with the Wolves will love Ann Shen's Legendary Ladies Goddesses from mythology: Goddess mythology from our past are celebrated in this lushly illustrated goddess book by Ann Shen, the author and artist who created Bad Girls Throughout History. Ann is an illustrator, letterer, and author based in Los Angeles who has created artwork for a number of publications, campaigns, products, and galleries. Explore the feminine divine and feel empowered: Legendary goddesses and powerful deities are celebrated in gorgeous artwork and enlightening essays to empower women. Lushly illustrated goddesses that you will love include: Aphrodite, the Greek goddess whose love overcame mortalityMazu, the Chinese deity who safely guides travelers homeLakshmi, the Hindu provider of fortune and prosperityUnique alternative to Goddess tarot cards or other gift items: Ann Shen's signature watercolors make Legendary Ladies a unique, gift-worthy homage to the mighty women within. About the Author Ann Shen is an illustrator and graphic designer and is the author of Bad Girls Throughout History. She lives in Los Angeles.
Beautifully Said - (Everyday Inspiration) by Pauline Weger & Alicia Williamson (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 272Genre: ReferenceSub-Genre: QuotationsSeries Title: Everyday InspirationFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Rock PointAge Range: AdultAuthor: Pauline Weger & Alicia WilliamsonLanguage: English Book Synopsis Beautifully Said is a female-forward collection of 21 themed chapters of quotes from strong, successful, intelligent women. Perfect for hand lettering artists of any age! Looking for a quote to inspire your daughter, sister, mother, teammate, or friend? Beautifully Said is a personal inspiration gallery, containing 21 themed chapters spotlighting women and girls who believe, build, discover, explore, heal, invent, laugh, lead, and more. Quotabelle's first book is a serendipitous result of the startup's Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign. This female-powered company creates products that add missing voices back into history and ensure today's remarkable thinkers and doers aren't overlooked going forward. You'll love seeing quotes by incredible women from bygone eras, like Eleanor Roosevelt, Ella Fitzgerald, Harriet Tubman, and Audrey Hepburn, as well as contemporary figures like Serena Williams, Amy Poehler, and Malala Yousafzai, as well as noteworthy up-and-comers, including an Everest-scaling mountaineer, a space archaeologist, and a serial entrepreneur. Because sharing ideas and stories is how passions get sparked and role models emerge. Words of encouragement and inspiration from women around the world come together in the Everyday Inspiration series from Rock Point. Follow the journeys of hundreds of strong female leaders from past to present through thoughtful biographies and empowering quotes, and receive advice for how to live a more thoughtful and fulfilling life overall through performing acts of kindness for other or various methods of self-care. The perfect gift for family and friends, these gorgeous hardcovers featuring foiled covers and full-color interiors bring these amazing words of wisdom to life. Other titles in the series include: Grit & Grace; Find Your Glow, Feed Your Soul; Follow Your Bliss, Find Your Calm; and Hello Gorgeous! Review Quotes "With contributions that range from Misty Copeland to Sonia Sotomayor, Michelle Obama to Amy Poehler - and with short biographies of each woman on the facing page - readers will find courage from old friends, and enlightenment from new and remarkable allies."--Simply Woman Magazine About the Author Quotabelle designs smart, distinctive products that introduce female role models to the world; from family rooms to classrooms, offices to boardrooms, studios to sports fields, in print and online. The company is solving a quote supply problem uncovered through research--that less than 15% of the millions of quotes shared every day are by women and girls. Most quotes are unsourced, many are misattributed. Very often, quotes shared are written or said by the same visible few. Working with female writers, researchers, designers and craftspeople, Quotabelle is adding missing voices back into history and ensuring remarkable women and girls aren't overlooked going forward. Quotabelle has published two anthologies of female wisdom: Beautifully Said and Grit & Grace.Pauline Weger scouts creative ways to share great ideas & true stories. She particularly loves pairing inspiring words with beautiful fonts, hand lettering, stylish design, and brilliant washes of color. Pauline grew up in a small coastal town north of Boston. She and her husband now live in Northern Virginia. Mom to two daughters, she stepped away from the corporate world to become a social entrepreneur who spends her days making sure more female role models emerge.Alicia Williamson, PhD is a wayfaring academic who loves to use her keyboard for good. She has researched and taught Literature, Writing, and Women's Studies. Her work within and beyond the university is dedicated to amplifying underrepresented voices and stories. Originally from the lake country of northern Minnesota, Alicia currently resides in the UK with her husband and their daughter.