Black Women : BOOKS THAT EVERY BLACK WOMAN SHOULD READ

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  1. alma2254

    alma2254 Member MEMBER

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    GREETINGS ALL!

    I haven't been to this forum in a while -missing out. But I'm back and thought I'd start off with some discussion on good books that celebrate our Black female Self.

    I've also been looking out for some good books to read this year, to inspire me and to uplift my Self...

    My 2 books of choice are:

    http://www.blakeradio.com/merchant2...e_Code=B&Product_Code=book001&Category_Code=B

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/reader/075820096X/ref=sib_dp_pt/103-7538129-0612604#reader-page

    I'd love to hear from anyone else who have books that they'd recommend.
     
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    Sister Alma2254 ... Welcome Home !!! :wave:

    Thanks for the reading suggestions, i'll check them out.

    I'd like to invite you to join us in Sisters Only Chat tonight @ 8 pm ET in our voice chat room ... www.destee.com/chat ... Sisters will be meeting in the CLASSES room ... we have 2 rooms ... CLASSES and OPEN MIC ... "Brothers Only Chat" will be meeting in the other room.

    Much Love and Peace.

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    Here's My Picks.......

    Girl, Get Your Money Straight--Glinda Bridgforth
    Girl, Make Yor Money Grow--Glinda Bridgforth and Gail Perry-Mason
    Pay Yourself First--Jesse B. Brown
    Slim Down Sister---Roneice Weaver, Fabiola Gaines and Angela Ebron
    Black Firsts, 2nd Edition---Jessie Carney Smith


    I'll start you off with those--more suggestions to come................
     
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    Remby Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Queenie remember "Killing the Black Body" by Dorothy Roberts.

    ((((((((((((( Scorp))))))))))))))) so go to see you again sisterbaby. I pray all is getting better.

    Remby :wave:
     
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    I would recommend ANY of bell hooks books, especially Rock My Soul : Black People and Self-Esteem
     
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    Welcome

    Greetings Rooted-SisStar and welcome to our humble community. It's so nice of you to join us and we appreciate you sharing your suggestion with us. We hope you enjoy your stay. If you like what we have to offer our members and think we are doing some positive things, please consider becoming one of our financial supporters. All contributions, be they $5, $10, $100 or more are greatly appreciated and very much needed. All financial contributors help us keep our community here for members to enjoy!

    Peace and blessings sister and welcome home!

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    Hey Sisters,

    Here are a couple of books i'm enjoying reading right now :

    Souls of My Brothers - Dawn Marie Daniels & Candace Sandy

    Practical Virtues : Everyday Values & Devotions for African American Families
    - Reverand Floyd H. Flake & Reverand M. Elaine McCollins Flake


    Much Peace,
    Akilah
    :read:
     
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    Being an English major I've read numerous books in various discourses ranging from stories about women and immigration to 19th century British fiction...

    To offer suggestions about what books I would suggest to black women...along with all of the appreciated (and noted) suggestions given before me, I would ultimately have to say anything by J. California Cooper, including Family, Some Soul to Keep, Homemade Love, The Wake of the Wind, Family, A Piece of Mine, The Future Has a Past, and The Matter is Life.

    A few of the books listed are novels, but most are books of short stories. If you're looking for something to give you a little guidance, inspiration, or self-help, then these may not be the books for you but this amazing author writes about love whether it is between lovers or family members. Her style is vernacular, comforting, and the characters she has created have depth and strength.

    Her stories are sure to stick with you...
     
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    I would like to add

    "Ten Mistakes Black Women Make
    by Dr. Grace Cornish

    "There Eyes Were Watching God"
    by Zora Neal Hurston

    "Makes Wanna Holler"
    by Nathan McCall

    and "I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings"
    by Maya Angelou
     
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