• Title: Black Women for Beginners
  • Author: Saundra Pearl Sharp
  • ISBN: 9780863161476
  • Page: 273
  • Format: Paperback
  • Black Women for Beginners There are million thousand Black Women on the planet Earth give or take a dozen There s a Black Woman on each of the seven continents in almost every country and in the space program So no
    There are 519 million, 870 thousand Black Women on the planet Earth, give or take a dozen There s a Black Woman on each of the seven continents, in almost every country and in the space program So no matter where you go, she s already been there She travels with forces greater than herself Her presence is everywhere Black Women for Beginners chronicles the trials andThere are 519 million, 870 thousand Black Women on the planet Earth, give or take a dozen There s a Black Woman on each of the seven continents, in almost every country and in the space program So no matter where you go, she s already been there She travels with forces greater than herself Her presence is everywhere Black Women for Beginners chronicles the trials and triumphs of Black Women from antiquity to the present, reflecting with wit and humor the challenges they have faced and the fortitude and strength that have sustained Black Women and patterned history with a diversity of excellence As warriors, healers, teachers, mothers, queens, and liberators Black Women have had tremendous impact on issues from food to fashion, from politics to poetry Replete with a glossary of reference terms, Black Women for Beginners whimsically details the influence of stereotypes on the portrayal of Black Women in various venues and punctuates the absurd with contributions by Women such as suffragette Mary Church Terrell and astronaut Mae Jemison.

    One Reply to “Black Women for Beginners”

    1. I guess you could say this is an interesting book about black women. It features a lot of pictures and historical facts about what black women have achieved in history. It also touches on how important it is to have a healthy self-esteem so as not to experience an identity crisis. I felt the book just touched on the basics, understandable I guess since it's a beginner guide. However, I found the writing style a bit too chatty, and filled with African-American slang (since I would say most black [...]

    2. This has made me think about feminism so much. More so than anything I've read in a long time. About the feminism that I was introduced to and involved in around universities created for a specific audience. This was book was an introduction to black women and black history which is something that I haven't been taught at all. The women are incredible and people that we should be learning about, and from, at all times. Amazing and eye opening.

    3. "I immediately started thinking about how to use this book with a library ‘rights of passage’ program. What I like most about your book is that it is an amalgam of other scholarly works… and it is easy enough for our young people to read.” Joan N. Eldridge, Compton [CA:] County Libraries

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