About The Book.
In our turbulent world where human rights and justice are being challenged all the time, it becomes increasingly important to understand and have compassion for those whose paths we have not walked. All the Women in My Family Sing helps build bridges of understanding that our culture so desperately needs right now. 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.
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.
Why It’s A Great Summer Read.
Body shaming is at its highest over the summer – especially at the beach. This book promotes female empowerment and confidence by showing readers how very alike we are, no matter our skin color, ethnic heritage, or place we live.
While beach books are often thought of as “light and easy,” the subject matter of this book remains powerful and inspiring – but it is easily consumable. The stories are not sequential, each essay stands on its own, and can be read in one sitting. The format of this book makes it ideal for beach reading.
With all the racial injustices happening from Yale to Starbucks and Waffle House, this book 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).
“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
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Nothing But the Truth Publishing has created a store of amazing books by women of color. All proceeds from this store go to publishing more women of color.
For more information visit them at All The Women In My Family Sing.