University of Arizona Press Juneteenth book recommendations

University of Arizona Press Juneteenth book recommendations

June 8, 2023
Juneteenth book recommendations

Black Women and Da ’Rona: Community, Consciousness, and Ethics of Care

Edited by Julia S. Jordan-Zachery and Shamara Wyllie Alhassan

Contributors explore Black feminine community, consciousness, ethics of care, spirituality, and social critique in Black Women and da ’Rona. The stories they tell are connected and interwoven, bound together by anti-Black gendered COVID necro-politics and commitments to creating new spaces for breathing, healing, and wellness. More book info

Lavender Fields: Black Women Experiencing Fear, Agency, and Hope in the Time of COVID-19

Edited by Julia S. Jordan-Zachery

Lavender Fields essays center Black girls and women and their testimonies in hopes of moving them from the margin to the center. With a diversity of voices and ages, this volume taps into the Black feminine interior, that place where Audre Lorde tells us that feelings lie, to access knowledge—generational, past, and contemporary—to explore how Black women navigate COVID-19. More book info

Black Girl Magic: Beyond the Hashtag, Twenty-First-Century Acts of Self-Definition

Edited by Julia S. Jordan-Zachery and Duchess Harris

#BlackGirlMagic is an articulation of the resolve of Black women and girls to triumph in the face of structural oppressions. The online life of #BlackGirlMagic insists on the visibility of Black women and girls as aspirational figures. Black Girl Magic moves us beyond social media. Contributors show how Black girls and women foster community, counter invisibility, engage in restorative acts, and create spaces for freedom. More book info

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