In this graphic novel Bagge reconstructs Harlem Renaissance author, folklorist, and intellectual Zora Neale Hurston’s life with vivid admiration.
Inspiring and sometimes difficult accounts written by or about comedians, diplomats, activists, and other trailblazing African American women who changed or are changing their own futures and those of others.
Melba Beals, one of the nine African American students chosen to attend Little Rock Central High School in 1957, shares her story of survival. By sharing her story of faith, she hopes to inspire readers through their trying circumstances.
A collection of achievements and contributions of black women around the world including Michelle Obama, Mary J. Blige and Angela Davis.
Writer and professor Brittney Cooper explains how eloquent rage has resulted in feminism, friendship, and faith in oneself. She argues that eloquent rage is the reason why powerful black women are who they are.
Justice Leah Ward Sears, the first woman and the youngest justice ever to serve on Georgia’s Supreme Court, opens up about her struggles and how she persevered and triumphed.
Harriett Lee Elam-Thomas shares her experiences which began with her career in the Department of State in 1971. This is her firsthand account of her decades of experience working in the US Department of State’s Foreign Service.
Actress, director, real housewife, Kim Fields reveals her journey of self-discovery.
Louise Thompson Patterson spent decades fighting for justice. From the labor movement of the 1950s to the social injustices of the 1980s and1990s, she tirelessly fought for justice and liberation.
Poet Nikki Giovanni shares her candid memories of growing up and growing older.
A collection of 19 essays about First Lady Michelle Obama written by novelists, activists, performers and other celebrities that were influenced by this strong inspiring role model.
More than 40 years after her death, Josephine Baker, activist and entertainer, continues to influence modern culture. This collection of essays captures Baker’s enthusiasm for life.
This Will Be My Undoing: Living at the Intersection of Black, Female, and Feminist in (White) America
Morgan Jenkins presents a no-holds barred account of the many challenges of being a black woman in America today.
Patrisse Khan-Cullors, co-founder of “Black Lives Matter,” explains the reasons behind the movement and the women who are dedicated in the fight for justice and equality.
This rags-to-riches story reveals the struggles that Jenifer Lewis overcame after being diagnosed with bipolar disorder and a sex addiction. Brutally honest and amazingly humorous, Lewis recounts her journey from bottom to top and back again.
A collection of many never-before-seen photographs of First Lady Michelle Obama compiled by White House photographer Amanda Lucidon.
Bestselling author Julie Lythcott-Haims reveals what it was like growing up a biracial woman in America. As an adult, Lythcott-Haims decided to not let hate determine who she or her children are.
In her 96 years, Betty Reid-Soskin has experienced both the highs and lows of living in America. Born in the Deep South in 1921, she was subjected to racism; however, she also lived to see the election of the country’s first African American president.
Founding members of the Combahee River Collective, which consisted of a group of radical black feminists, share their recollections and struggles—some of which continue to have an impact today.
In a fearless yet humorous style, actress Gabrielle Union recounts her Hollywood experiences, both her triumphs and her setbacks which led to her self-discovery and the courage she found to share her life with readers.
Armed only with the tools of hustling and humor, 16-year-old, mother of two, Pat Williams set out to make her way in the world. Now, a popular comedian, Williams shares her sordid past and how she overcame it all.
Black Fortunes: The Story of the First Six African Americans Who Escaped Slavery and Became Millionaires
Four of the first six former slaves to become millionaires were women. Learn the stories of how they moved from slavery to incredible wealth.