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On Girlhood : 15 Stories from the Well-Read Black Girl Library

by Glory Edim Editor

This collection of stories represents editor Glory Edim's meticulous work to compile an anthology of essential voices for Black girls. With works from Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, Rita Dove, and more, the anthology is divided into four sections: Innocence, Belonging, Love, and Self-Discovery. Each section explores a different aspect of that liminal space between girlhood and womanhood, seen from the perspective of a number of powerful and influential voices in the Black literary tradition. At times hilarious and at other times heartbreaking, On Girlhood is at all times an empowering and important read, especially as Black voices and books come under attack across the United States from a revanchist and reactionary right wing. A vital addition to any bookshelf.