Glory Edim "Well-Read Black Girl" Book (2018)
Details: Glory Edim "Well-Read Black Girl" published with Ballantine Books, 2018. Hardcover (7.6" l x 5.8" w x 0.9" h) 248 pages (this book may contain a sharpie mark on the top or bottom edge and may show mild signs of shelf wear).
Description: "A collection of essays by Black women writers about the first time they recognized themselves in the pages of a book. Glory Edim has curated a blockbuster collection, with entries by literary stars like Jesmyn Ward, Tayari Jones, Renée Watson, Gabourey Sidibe, Dhonielle Clayton, N.K. Jemisin, and Jacqueline Woodson. They write about a wide array of books—by Eloise Greenfield, Toni Morrison, Maya Angelou, Jamaica Kincaid, Zora Neale Hurston, Gloria Naylor, and many more. In these pages, you'll find a great diversity of experiences, but a shared understanding of the vital importance of representation, and a powerful love of books. Read these essays and interviews to rediscover your own love of literature, find new books and authors to read, and remember the first time you connected with a character in a book and realized it could be you."
Grade: M/NM (new stock)
Author: "Glory Edim is the founder of Well-Read Black Girl, a book club and digital platform that celebrates the uniqueness of Black literature and sisterhood. She edited the Well-Read Black Girl anthology, which was nominated for an NAACP Image Award and named a "best book of the year" by Library Journal. The winner of the Innovator’s Award from the Los Angeles Times Book Prizes, Edim worked as a creative strategist for over ten years and serves on the board of New York City’s Housing Works Bookstore."