Spring Reading Recommendations (Available at the Eternal Summer Lending Library!)

9 04 2011

Hey family! Stop by tomorrow (Sunday 4/10) between 1pm-6pm to pick up these books and more…or email brokenbeautifulpress@gmail.com to pick up any of these books on an afternoon next week!

 

Eternal Summer of the Black Feminist Mind

Lending and Reference Library

 

Spring Reading Recommendations!

 

 

Spring into Action!

*Sisters in the Struggle : African-American Women in the Civil Rights-Black Power Movement

*Selma, Lord, Selma: Girlhood Memories of the Civil Rights Days

* June Jordan’s Technical Difficulties: African-American Notes on the State of the Union

*This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color (several copies available!)


Reading in the Park

*Sacred Cows…and Other Edibles by Nikki Giovanni

*Woman Hollering Creek: And Other Stories by Sandra Cisneros

*The New Moon’s Arms by Nalo Hopkinson

*Miss Muriel and Other Stories by Ann Petry

*Dreaming in Cuban : a novel Christina Garcia (she went to Barnard…like me, my sister, Zora Neale Hurston, June Jordan and Ntozake Shange!)

*The used world : a novel by Haven Kimmel (she’s from Durham)

*Some things I never thought I’d do by Pearl Cleage

*Not without laughter by Langston Hughes

 


Twisted (like a Spring)

*Volunteer Slavery: My Authentic Negro Experience by Jill Nelson

*Sally Hemmings. a Novel by Barbara Chase-Riboud

*Passing by Nella Larsen

*Linden Hills by Gloria Naylor

*Venus by Suzan Lori-Parks

*Soul on ice by Eldridge Cleaver

 


Books That Help Us Grow!

*The World Has Changed: Conversations with Alice Walker

*Praisesong for the Widow by Paule Marshall

*Sisters of the yam : black women and self-recovery by bell hooks

*Claiming an Identity They Taught Me to Despise by Michelle Cliff


Especially for Youth

*Words By Heart by Ouida Sebestyen

*Let the Circle Be Unbroken by Mildred Taylor (one of June Jordan’s favorites!)

*Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry (Puffin Modern Classics) by Mildred Taylor

*Crick Crack, Monkey by Merle Hodge

*What Your Mama Never Told You: True Stories About Sex and Love (featuring a piece by our very own Shirlette Ammons!!!)


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