Download or read book The Other Black Girl written by Zakiya Dalila Harris and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2022-06-07 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Get Out meets The Devil Wears Prada in this electric debut about the tension that unfurls when two young Black women meet against the starkly white backdrop of New York City book publishing. Twenty-six-year-old editorial assistant Nella Rogers is tired of being the only Black employee at Wagner Books. Fed up with the isolation and microaggressions, she's thrilled when Harlem-born and bred Hazel starts working in the cubicle beside hers. They've only just started comparing natural hair care regimens, though, when a string of uncomfortable events elevates Hazel to Office Darling, and Nella is left in the dust. Then the notes begin to appear on Nella's desk: LEAVE WAGNER. NOW. It's hard to believe Hazel is behind these hostile messages. But as Nella starts to spiral and obsess over the sinister forces at play, she soon realizes that there's a lot more at stake than just her career. A whip-smart and dynamic thriller and sly social commentary that is perfect for anyone who has ever felt manipulated, threatened, or overlooked in the workplace, The Other Black Girl will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very last twist"--
Download or read book The Other Black Girl written by Zakiya Dalila Harris and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2021-06-01 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: * THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * 'One of the biggest reads of the summer, and for good reason' INDEPENDENT 'Enormously fun . . . A joyous thrill ride of a book' VOX 'Candice Carty-Williams' Queenie crossed with Jordan Peele's Get Out . . . Slick and addictive' METRO _________________________ Twenty-six-year-old editorial assistant Nella Rogers is tired of being the only Black employee at Wagner Books. Fed up with the isolation and the micro-aggressions, she's thrilled when Hazel starts working in the cubicle beside hers. They've only just started comparing natural hair care regimens, though, when a string of uncomfortable events cause Nella to become Public Enemy Number One and Hazel, the Office Darling. Then the notes begin to appear on Nella's desk: LEAVE WAGNER. NOW. It's hard to believe Hazel is behind these hostile messages. But as Nella starts to spiral and obsess over the sinister forces at play, she soon realises that there is a lot more at stake than her career. Dark, funny and furiously entertaining, The Other Black Girl will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very last twist. _________________________ THE BOOK EVERYONE IS TALKING ABOUT: 'One of the books of the year . . . Will blow your mind' STYLIST 'Super-smart, dryly funny' RED 'Page-turning, toe-curling, thrilling. You won't put this one down' BLACK GIRLS BOOK CLUB FOR REFINERY29 'Sharp, satirical and fun' DAILY MAIL 'Bright and funny . . . You will turn page after page in your eagerness to unravel this novel' OYINKAN BRAITHWAITE, NEW YORK TIMES 'The funniest, wildest, deepest, most thought-provoking ride of a book' ATTICA LOCKE 'The year's most buzzed-about debut more than lives up to the hype' i 'Very, very funny and acutely observed' ELIZABETH DAY 'It should be at the top of your summer reading list' WASHINGTON POST
Download or read book Strong Black Girls written by Danielle Apugo and published by . This book was released on 2020-12-11 with total page 145 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Strong Black Girls lays bare the harm Black women and girls are expected to overcome in order to receive an education in America. It captures the routinely muffled voices and experiences of these students through storytelling, essays, letters, and poetry. The authors make clear that the strength of Black women and girls should not merely be defined as the ability to survive racism, abuse, and violence. Readers will also see resistance and resilience emerge through the central themes that shape these reflective, coming-of-age narratives. Each chapter is punctuated by discussion questions that extend the conversation around the everyday realities of navigating K-12 schools, such as sexuality, intergenerational influence, self-love, anger, leadership, aesthetic trauma (hair and body image), erasure, rejection, and unfiltered Black girlhood. Strong Black Girls is essential reading for everyone tasked with teaching, mentoring, programming, and policymaking for Black females in all public institutions. Book Features: ]A spotlight on the invisible barriers impacting Black girls' educational trajectories. ]A survey of the intersectional notions of strength and Black femininity within the context of K-12 schooling. ]Narrative therapy through unpacking system stories of oppression and triumph. ]Insights for building skills and tools to make substantial and lasting change in schools"--
Download or read book Black Girl In Love with Herself written by Trey Anthony and published by Hay House, Inc. This book was released on 2021-01-05 with total page 257 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Speaker, writer, and producer Trey Anthony breaks it down, giving black women a relatable voice and personalized "keeping it real" to-do list on how to practice self-love and self-care. Therapy is not just for white women-no matter what your momma told you! After a lifetime of never truly relating to the personal development experts because of the color of her skin, Trey Anthony has written the book she needed to read as a black woman trying to navigate a world filled with unique challenges that often acts like she doesn't exist. On the outside Trey Anthony was the overachieving, reliable, and strong black woman she was raised to be, but on the inside the pressure of sacrificing her own needs to please others was building. When her grandmother and mother raised her strong, they also unknowingly taught her that self-love and expressing emotions were weak, creating an unhealthy dynamic that had Trey facing burnout and rock bottom. In Black Girl in Love (with Herself), Trey breaks down the lessons and tools that she used to heal her life, including how to: Set clear and healthy boundaries-even with the people who raised you Quit being the family ATM Sort out who is a real friend, and who is just there for parties and gossip Confront microaggressions at work without missing a beat Forget who black women are "supposed" to be And fall in love with yourself!
Download or read book Not All Black Girls Know How to Eat written by Stephanie Covington Armstrong and published by Chicago Review Press. This book was released on 2009-08 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Describing her struggle as a black woman with an eating disorder that is consistently portrayed as a white woman's problem, this insightful and moving narrative traces the background and factors that caused her bulimia. Moving coast to coast, she tries to escape her self-hatred and obsession by never slowing down, unaware that she is caught in downward spiral emotionally, spiritually, and physically. Finally she can no longer deny that she will die if she doesn't get help, overcome her shame, and conquer her addiction. But seeking help only reinforces her negative self-image, and she discovers her race makes her an oddity in the all-white programs for eating disorders. This memoir of her experiences answers many questions about why black women often do not seek traditional therapy for emotional problems.
Download or read book The Global History of Black Girlhood written by Corinne T. Field and published by University of Illinois Press. This book was released on 2022-09-27 with total page 418 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Global History of Black Girlhood boldly claims that Black girls are so important we should know their histories. Yet, how do we find the stories and materials we need to hear Black girls’ voices and understand their lives? Corinne T. Field and LaKisha Michelle Simmons edit a collection of writings that explores the many ways scholars, artists, and activists think and write about Black girls' pasts. The contributors engage in interdisciplinary conversations that consider what it means to be a girl; the meaning of Blackness when seen from the perspectives of girls in different times and places; and the ways Black girls have imagined themselves as part of a global African diaspora. Thought-provoking and original, The Global History of Black Girlhood opens up new possibilities for understanding Black girls in the past while offering useful tools for present-day Black girls eager to explore the histories of those who came before them. Contributors: Janaé E. Bonsu, Ruth Nicole Brown, Tara Bynum, Casidy Campbell, Katherine Capshaw, Bev Palesa Ditsie, Sarah Duff, Cynthia Greenlee, Claudrena Harold, Anasa Hicks, Lindsey Jones, Phindile Kunene, Denise Oliver-Velez, Jennifer Palmer, Vanessa Plumly, Shani Roper, SA Smythe, Nastassja Swift, Dara Walker, Najya Williams, and Nazera Wright
Download or read book The Table Stories from Black Women in Student Affairs written by The Table Books and published by BookRix. This book was released on 2020-07-10 with total page 148 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Black women work twice as hard to have a seat at the infamous table. The table that once we have a seat at, we are told to be grateful for or else we could lose it—back to the kitchen, preparing meals that we may never have the pleasure of sitting down and enjoying. We are given no plate. No utensils. No napkin to clean up those accidental spills. Instead of waiting for a seat at a table where we would have to compromise our stories or have them told by those who have not walked our paths, we decided to build our own table and invited some of our sisters to sit with us and indulge in its spread. This book is an anthology of the various trials and triumphs 11 Black women encountered while working in the student affairs sector of higher education. We are connected by our experiences navigating in spaces where we have sometimes felt disempowered but we have learned the trade of maneuvering in a professional environment, and world, dominated by white people. This is just the beginning. We will be adding more chairs, assembling more tables and inviting others in our communities to have a seat where they’d like. No more unfulfilled appetites and unseasoned dishes. No more scrapes from biting our tongues. At this table, we define spaces. We center conversations. We invite fellowship. We serve you food for your soul and truth elixir for your thirst.
Download or read book The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl written by Issa Rae and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2016-07-12 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An introvert braves the cybersex, the pitfalls of eating out alone, the difficulties of weight gain, and other hurdles faced by shy people living in a world that urges us to be cool as "J" humorously recounts her life in all its awkward glory.
Download or read book The Black Girl Next Door written by Jennifer Baszile and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2009-01-13 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A powerful, beautifully written memoir about coming of age as a black girl in an exclusive white suburb in "integrated," post-Civil Rights California in the 1970s and 1980s. At six years of age, after winning a foot race against a white classmate, Jennifer Baszile was humiliated to hear her classmate explain that black people "have something in their feet to make them run faster than white people." When she asked her teacher about it, it was confirmed as true. The next morning, Jennifer's father accompanied her to school, careful to "assert himself as an informed and concerned parent and not simply a big, black, dangerous man in a first-grade classroom." This was the first of many skirmishes in Jennifer's childhood-long struggle to define herself as "the black girl next door" while living out her parents' dreams. Success for her was being the smartest and achieving the most, with the consequence that much of her girlhood did not seem like her own but more like the "family project." But integration took a toll on everyone in the family when strain in her parents' marriage emerged in her teenage years, and the struggle to be the perfect black family became an unbearable burden. A deeply personal view of a significant period of American social history, The Black Girl Next Door deftly balances childhood experiences with adult observations, creating an illuminating and poignant look at a unique time in our country's history.
Download or read book The Digital Lives of Black Women in Britain written by Francesca Sobande and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2020-08-11 with total page 155 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Based on interviews and archival research, this book explores how media is implicated in Black women’s lives in Britain. From accounts of twentieth-century activism and television representations, to experiences of YouTube and Twitter, Sobande's analysis traverses tensions between digital culture’s communal, counter-cultural and commercial qualities. Chapters 2 and 4 are available open access under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License via link.springer.com.
Download or read book Conversations of a Conscious Black Girl written by C. M. Fox and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on 2018-01-16 with total page 36 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "An urban stance on the current state of the African-American community, it's people, and their perils. As told from the views of two conscious black girls."--Lulu.com.
Download or read book A Year of Black Girl Magic written by Eboni Morgan and published by Sourcebooks, Inc.. This book was released on 2021-11-16 with total page 276 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Celebrate the magic of being a Black woman with 365 days of inspiration As a Black woman, you carry innate magic inside of you everywhere you go—and no one can take that away from you. This book is full of practices and reflections to help you recognize your power and cherish your strength and beauty. Through a year's worth of daily self-reflection, you'll learn to embrace who you are, love yourself unconditionally, and nurture your entire being. Explore monthly themes—Navigate your journey toward greater self-love with relevant themes for each month, including new beginnings, self-care, being present, sisterhood, facing your fears, and setting boundaries. Discover a variety of exercises—Reignite the fire within you through simple activities, thought-provoking reflections, positive affirmations, and words of wisdom from other Black women. Use evidence-based techniques—Empower yourself in every area of life using proven methods like mindfulness, meditation, visualizations, positive psychology, and cognitive behavioral therapy. Honor your Black girl magic every day of the year with this book to guide and inspire you.
Download or read book The Black Family s Guide to College Admissions written by Timothy L. Fields and published by JHU Press. This book was released on 2024-01-15 with total page 297 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "This book will educate Black families on the college admission process and provide them with the information, tools, and knowledge they need to explore college options"--
Download or read book Cultivating Joyful Learning Spaces for Black Girls written by Monique W. Morris and published by ASCD. This book was released on 2022-06-23 with total page 201 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Build learning environments that support Black girls' excellence and academic achievement. In this thought-provoking and illuminating book, former educator and social justice advocate Monique W. Morris addresses the harmful policies, practices, conditions, and assumptions that too often criminalize Black girls' behavior and steer them down "school-to-confinement pathways" in disproportionate numbers. The key to disrupting such punitive pushout is for educators to develop meaningful relationships with Black girls—connections that are grounded in cultural understanding and focused on helping Black girls develop their identities as valued individuals and contributors to the larger community. Such relationships, Morris argues, can shift Black girls' schooling from a punishment-oriented experience to one that is joyful, healing, and transformative. Along with her own research and experience, Morris explores the topic through in-depth conversations with three distinguished educators and clinical practitioners: Venus Evans-Winters, Janice Johnson Dias, and Kakenya Ntaiya, who provide insights about the challenges of educating Black girls and uplifting accounts of success in promoting their excellence and achievement. These conversations and takeaways for practice are essential guideposts for any teacher, school leader, and policymaker committed to creating learning environments that dispel damaging attitudes and practices and allow Black girls to flourish.
Download or read book Dear Black Girl written by Tamara Winfrey Harris and published by Berrett-Koehler Publishers. This book was released on 2021-03-09 with total page 203 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “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.
Download or read book White Girl written by Clara Silverstein and published by University of Georgia Press. This book was released on 2013-07-01 with total page 169 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: One woman’s memoir of coming of age while being bused to largely black schools after a Virginia legal battle forced integration in the 1970s. This poignant account recalls firsthand the upheaval surrounding court-ordered busing in the early 1970s to achieve school integration. As a white student sent to predominantly black schools in Richmond, Virginia, Clara Silverstein tells a story that pulls us into the forefront of this great social experiment. At school, she dealt daily with the unintended, unforeseen consequences of busing as she also negotiated the typical passions and concerns of young adulthood—all with little direction from her elders, who seemed just as bewildered by the changes around them. Inspired by her parents’ ideals, Silverstein remained in the public schools despite the emotional stakes. Her achingly honest story, woven with historical details, confronts us with powerful questions about race and the use of our schools to engineer social change. “At once a vivid description of a controversial social experiment, an intimate chronicle of a girl’s turbulent journey through adolescence, and a loving tribute to a visionary father who died too young.”—James S. Hirsch, author of Two Souls Indivisible “In White Girl, Clara Silverstein has written an honest, balanced, and deeply personal memoir. With lively prose she describes what it felt like to be perceived as “the enemy” and explains all the inherent contradictions in her own coming of age.”—Robert Pratt, author of We Shall Not Be Moved: The Desegregation of the University of Georgia “It’s easy to feel Silverstein’s anguish, but her message is that positive social change is possible.”—Library Journal
Download or read book The Other Side of Terror written by Erica R. Edwards and published by NYU Press. This book was released on 2021-08-10 with total page 408 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Reveals the troubling intimacy between Black women and the making of US global power The year 1968 marked both the height of the worldwide Black liberation struggle and a turning point for the global reach of American power, which was built on the counterinsurgency honed on Black and other oppressed populations at home. The next five decades saw the consolidation of the culture of the American empire through what Erica R. Edwards calls the “imperial grammars of blackness.” This is a story of state power at its most devious and most absurd, and, at the same time, a literary history of Black feminist radicalism at its most trenchant. Edwards reveals how the long war on terror, beginning with the late–Cold War campaign against organizations like the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense and the Black Liberation Army, has relied on the labor and the fantasies of Black women to justify the imperial spread of capitalism. Black feminist writers not only understood that this would demand a shift in racial gendered power, but crafted ways of surviving it. The Other Side of Terror offers an interdisciplinary Black feminist analysis of militarism, security, policing, diversity, representation, intersectionality, and resistance, while discussing a wide array of literary and cultural texts, from the unpublished work of Black radical feminist June Jordan to the memoirs of Condoleezza Rice to the television series Scandal. With clear, moving prose, Edwards chronicles Black feminist organizing and writing on “the other side of terror”, which tracked changes in racial power, transformed African American literature and Black studies, and predicted the crises of our current era with unsettling accuracy.