Published on Friday, August 1, 2014 - 9:58am
I love reading stories of empowered women so I am sharing some of those with you this week. Some will will inspire, others will caution, most are true, but all are enjoyable summer reads.
This Afrofuturistic novel by the Queen of Black Science Fiction continues the story of Anyanwu, a shape-shifting healer who is abducted and taken to the New World. How does she escape Doro and others with supernatural abilities trying to control her? Read and find out!
|The Joy Luck Club
The Joy Luck Club presents the complexities of immigrant mother-American born daughter relationships through the voices of 8 women. Each woman shares her story about how she came to find her voice while the mother/daughter relationship is simultaneously diluted in translation.
|My Beloved World
Who doesn't like reading a projects to prominence story? Had I read this in high school I would have had a better understanding of what I could expect in college, years later as a woman of color. Latinos might find this particularly noteworthy, but everyone should know how we came to have our first Latino Supreme Court Justice.
|Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo and Me
This is the second graphic novel I've read and I thoroughly enjoyed it. It was suggested to me by a friend, "it's about a woman who takes you on her journey through a mental disorder." Who doesn't want to read about that? Usually, I wouldn't want to. But bipolarity in a graphic novel? Sure.