Diversity & Identity In The 21st Century.
This year we have seen a series of racial injustices happen from Starbucks to the Waffle House and even at Yale. In our turbulent world where human rights and justice are being challenged all the time, it is increasingly important for young people of color to stand strong in the face of adversity and embrace their heritage.
Deborah Santana is helping young women embrace their heritage by sharing stories of cultural strength in the new anthology All the Women in My Family Sing.
“My color isn’t a history, ethnicity, badge of honor, flag to wave, trump card or anchor point. I am just a person, whose color comes from my collective life experiences. It is the unique shades of me, my internal prism worn on my sleeve and lived out loud…”
…says Janine Shiota, one of the contributing authors of All The Women In My Family Sing. The anthology is a collection of prose and poetry by sixty-nine women of color from ages 16 to 77. African American, Native American, Asian American, Muslim, Cameroonian, Kenyan, Liberian, Mexican American, Korean, Chinese American and LGBTQI women are represented in the collection.
Young women of color need female role models to inspire success. This book features stories of strong, heroic, and inspirational women of color. This book celebrates diversity and gives people much needed real-life experiences of what it means to be a woman of color today.
It is a watershed title, not only written, but produced entirely by women of color, including the publishing, editing, process management, book cover design, and promotions. Editor Deborah Santana is on a mission to empower underrepresented voices and to impact the world of publishing in America — particularly important in a time when 80% of people who work in publishing self-identify as white (as found recently in a study by Lee & Low Books, and reported on NPR).
“The many ways one can receive an education is a running thread throughout and will comfort students unsure of their own future and underline the necessity of voicing their experiences…VERDICT: A top purchase for most young adult nonfiction collections.”
– Della Farrell, School Library Journal
About The Book.
This new book from Nothing But The Truth Publishing, LLC is an anthology documenting the experiences of women of color at the dawn of the twenty-first century. It is a vital collection of prose and poetry whose topics range from the pressures of being the vice-president of a Fortune 500 Company to escaping the killing fields of Cambodia, to the struggles inside immigration, identity, romance, and self-worth.
Contributors include America Ferrera, Samina Ali, Natalie Baszile (Queen Sugar), Porochista Khakpour (Sons and Other Flammable Objects), Lalita Tademy (Cane River), Mila Jam, Marian Wright Edelman (Children’s Defense Fund), and many more.
“In their common pursuits of acceptance, friendship, and social justice, these writers demonstrate that there are truths and desires that transcend lines of color, sexuality, and class. In sounding common chords of humanity, their voices, together, create a mighty chorus.”
– USA Today