Well-Read Black Girl

By Glory Edim,

Book cover of Well-Read Black Girl: Finding Our Stories, Discovering Ourselves

Book description

'Required reading.' - Cosmopolitan
'This should be read as a sacred text. Here, you will bear witness to a perpetual salvation song.' - Jason Reynolds

Remember that moment when you first encountered a character who seemed to be written just for you? That feeling of belonging remains with readers the…

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1 author picked Well-Read Black Girl as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

In this anthology, twenty-one Black women writers, including Jesmyn Ward, Gabourey Sidibe, Lynn Nottage, and Tayari Jones, write about the first time they saw themselves reflected in literature. This moving collection of essays is at once a love letter to books and an exploration of the intersection of race, gender, and the written word.    

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