About The Book.
This year brought conversations about gender and racial inequality to the forefront. From the recent Kavanaugh hearings to the numerous cases of racial discrimination, the time is up for injustice! Women of all ages, races, and sexual orientations need to see their human rights respected and this starts by having 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 69 diverse women (African American, Native American, Asian American, Muslim, Cameroonian, Kenyan, Liberian, Mexican American, Korean, Chinese American and LGBTQI) from ages 16 to 77.
From Nothing But The Truth Publishing, LLC this book is an anthology documenting the experiences of 69 diverse women at the dawn of the 21st 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 Holiday Gift.
All The Women in My Family Sing is the ultimate gift for women as it promotes female empowerment in a year plagued by gender and racial discrimination. These short stories of girl power are exactly the inspiration women need to stand strong in the face of injustice. From the recent Kavanaugh hearings to the numerous cases of racial discrimination, this book gives people much needed real-life experiences of what it means to be a woman of color today. It offers hope by showing readers how very alike we are, no matter our gender, skin color, or age.
While the subject matter of the book is powerful and inspiring, 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 holiday reading.
All The Women in My Family Sing 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).
“A vivid ode to American identity in all its shades. In a time when the words “me too’’ have become a hashtag that signals solidarity among women, All the Women in My Family Sing illustrates how that phrase encompasses so much more.”
– USA Today
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Deborah Santana is an author, business manager, and activist for peace and social justice. Her non-profit, Do A Little, serves women and girls in the areas of health, education, and happiness. With a passion to provide educational opportunities for girls and women, Ms. Santana collaborates with organizations that work to prevent and heal relationship and sexual violence, improve the lives of America’s abused and neglected children, and a worldwide community of artists and allies who work for empowerment, opportunity, and visibility for women artists.
In 2005, she published her memoir: Space Between the Stars that told of her experiences growing up as a bi-racial child, and her coming of age.
Ms. Santana has produced five short documentary films, four with Emmy-award winning director Barbara Rick: Road to Ingwavuma, Girls of Daraja, School of My Dreams, and Powerful Beyond Measure. These films highlight the work of non-profit partners in South Africa, and the Daraja Academy, a free secondary boarding school for girls in Kenya.
She has served as a trustee for ANSA (Artists for a New South Africa), the Smithsonian Institution, and is a supporter of Marian Wright Edelman’s Children’s Defense Fund. She is a mother to three beloved adult children: Salvador, a songwriter and instrumental artist, Stella, a singer/songwriter, and Angelica, an archivist and film producer.
Ms. Santana holds a Master of Arts in Philosophy and Religion with a Concentration in Women’s Spirituality.
A leadership donor of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, she works for the rights and advancement of people of color.