With raw candor, elicited by Rebecca Carroll's perceptive questioning, 15 black women between the ages of 11 and 18, from places as diverse as Brooklyn and Seattle, Alabama and Vermont, speak out about their inner and outer lives. What they say about identity, self-esteem, the role of race in their perceptions and treatment, personal values, and their hopes for the future is both enlightening and moving. 144 pp. National pubilcity. 15,000 print.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
About Rebecca Carroll
REBECCA CARROLL is the author of several books, including Saving the Race: Conversations on Du Bois from a Collective Memoir of Souls and the award-winning Sugar in the Raw: Voices of Young Black Girls in America. She lives in New York City with her husband, the sociologist Christopher Bonastia, and their son Kofi.
"An urgent dispatch from a group of girls who will not--and must not--be ignored. Carroll allows her subjects to tell their own, unfiltered stories, and they do: joyfully, painfully, and always powerfully."--Peggy Orenstein, author of School Girls: Young Women, Self-Esteem, and the Confidence Gap