EBOOK READ Sugar in the Raw Voices of Young Black Girls in America
Ogle and wonder with these looks on their faces that say Ooooh how strange and exciting I ve known some white girls who get a kind of thrill from rap music and from watching rappers on MTV but who are also afraid of black menAlazaSeventeen Portland Oregon Being in love is the bomb We argue and stuff but we always work it out within like three minutes is the bomb We argue and stuff but we always work it out within like three minutes we can t stand to be angry with each other We talk about having a family and she s decided that not only is it going to be me who gets pregnant but the father definitely has to be a brotherMyeshaTwelve Cambridge Massachusetts I think most of who I am is about my race Being black means that I am proud and that I read and study a lot about my history because I don t hardly learn anything in school about black history I have to teach myself or have my parents teach me That means I have to know what to ask them though and it means taking the responsibility of learning about the kinds of effect history has had on the presentSophieTwenty Freehold New Jersey For the rest of my childhood and into my teens I grew up around upper middle class white people I don t just mean any old white people I mean acht club white And that was a very confusing experience When my two older brothers and my older sister and I started going to the acht club to hang out I was probably eleven around then I went thinking that I was just like them I knew nothing about black history had never even heard of Martin Luther King and denied my image in the mirror In fact if I could help it I didn t look in the mirror at all because I was afraid of what I
sawNadineFifteen Roxbury Massachusetts I mean being from Haiti and having a sense of Roxbury Massachusetts I mean being from Haiti and having a sense of history
as the first independent black nation in the Western hemispher I knew that I was black It was not the first independent black nation in the Western hemispher I knew that I was black It was not issue in Haiti where everyone was black and there was integrity in that fact When we moved here I very uickly realized Rebecca Carroll did her thang with this conglomerate of Black adolescent girl narratives To this ear of our Lord 2019 said narratives are not uplifted and known enough Black adolescent girl experiences ranging from navigating societal perceptions and betrayal of beautiful Black skin to persevering through predominately white spaces to transracial adoptions to hating and loving one s Blackness to finding safety community and validation of one s authenticity is all up and through this book Often Black women and girls are left out of the narrative when discussing the pursuits of freedom for Black folk This book reopens the door for a inclusive Black liberation by centering Black adolescent girls experiences in America This is well interviewed organized and edited It is important in the way it shares the voices of A Bush Calendar young black girls from diverse backgrounds both from the US and who have emigrated here without judgement or commentary What a fantastic book that allows teenagers to speak for and of themselves Educators and anyone wishing to understand fully theoung black girl this is a must read. Ir perceptions and treatment personal values and their hopes for the future is both enlightening and moving 144 pp National pubilcity 15000 prin.
Rebecca Carroll ☆ 9 READ & DOWNLOADI know I m pretty and all but I also know I d be prettier with lighter skin That s what everybody says anywayNicoleSeventeen Burlington Vermont We all have the ability and the resources to be individuals but when I walk down the street I am clearly identified as a black person and am discriminated against accordingly I don t blame my parents and I don t blame people for their ignorance Nobody has done anything wrong here but it s like having to work at a job I didn t apply for I alone have to come up with the added strength to deal with racism and that isn t something I bargained for when I came into this worldAliciaThirteen Springfield Massachusetts I understand why my parents might be strict because I see what some other girls do ou know getting pregnant or whatever I know that I would never put myself in that situation so it s like double security knowing that my parents are trying to not let me get into that situation I base *My Future On Going To *future on going to getting through it getting through college and after I reach those goals then I ll worry about having kids It s not like most black girls can t figure this out on their own and it don t really set me apart from them that I already did but I don t know why they don t and I don t know why everyone always be looking at black girls getting pregnant and going on welfare because it s not just black girls Everybody makes bad choices and everybody falls into bad situationsReniFourteen Birmingham Alabama For me being African means honoring my parents and having a deep respect for my native culture I don t think I would consider myself exclusively African but I also wouldn t consider myself African American There are certain things that African Americans have experienced and continue to believe in that I do not I do not share with them the history of slavery I think about it but it s not my history There are certain things that I think are expected of ou if ou are to be considered truly African American listening to rap music being able to dance and perform and keep up with all the latest hip hop moves being angry and resentful at white peopleSavannahFourteen Philadelphia Pennsylvania I was
Raised To Understand That Ito understand that I black and female and that those who are white and male are not to be trusted because white men are dangerousAishaThirteen Seattle Washington I love the concentration the sounds and the mood of the violin Most people don t know that ou can play a lot of different kinds of music on the violin You can even play hip hop I think what I like about the mood of the violin is that it is sort of melancholy which lets me think about the things that are on my mind or deeply inside of me It also lets me feel like I am part of the instrumentJaminicaFourteen San Francisco California There is the one side which represents people like my ballet teacher who was loath to remember my name and felt that if she kept ignoring me I would disappear which I did And then there s the other side which represents those people who sort of. Lyn and Seattle Alabama and Vermont speak out about their inner and outer lives What they say about identity self esteem the role of race in the. This book caught my eye because many of the girls featured live in MA where I currently reside and because there seemed to be a very diverse collection of voices and experiences among them What I didn t like about this book was not knowing how much each essay was edited by the woman who compiled the stories
I DIDN T APPRECIATE THE EDITOR S VOICE ATdidn t appreciate the editor s voice at found her forward to the book confusi it speaks to those who dont now who they areshows them there true selfwhat they can do I really like this book Somebody gave this to me as a gift several Vide et plein years ago I think I was in my late teens I thought it was really interesting to get a peak into the lives of otheroung girls I LOVED this book How muchLemme put it this way I consider it near sacrilege to take pens or highlighters to book pagesand The Latinos of Asia: How Filipino Americans Break the Rules of Race yet within minutes of reading this little novel was saturated inellow I couldn t stop scribbling down the uotes and insights I absolutely loved about it and the girls voices spoke to me on every level I could think of The construction of Punainen kuin veri young femininity sexuality and the feeling of being the racial other and bombarded with stereotypes that attempt to defineou before Make You Mine you knowour sense of selfit s hearbreakingly relevant and extremely powerfulI love Sugar in the Raw and I know that anyone fortunate enough to come across it will as well Thought provoking and inspirational read about race attitude and survival A few of the voices were mature far beyond their More Than a Princess (The Montevaro Monarchy years showing a great resilence against all odds that is uite admirable A great short read Even though it was written 20ears ago it felt so timely I wondered *WHERE LIFE HAD TAKEN EACH OF THESE YOUNG WOMEN *life had taken each of these The Courage to Stand Alone Letters from Prison and Other Writings young women wished for their voices from today as well This is an important book YA book full of jewels I would recommend for all teenage girls I am purchasing a copy for my daughter The voices of 15oung women growing up around the same time I did in the 90s I m feeling the feelsLanikaSeventeen Birmingham Alabama The single most distinctive thing to me about being black and female is knowing that I am part of a culture that has come very far a culture that has struggled to maintain its integrity spirit charisma and intelligence With that knowledge I carry with me the certainty that I can be and do whoever and whatever I wantJo LaineFourteen Brooklyn New York I feel so proud and even though I know that no matter what I do or say there will always be somebody who s going to try and put me down or make me feel like less of a person than they are all I have to do is think about how far we ve come It
worse for my parents and my parents parents but if they could it then I know I can go out in the world hold my head up high and make even changes for my own children one dayLatishaFourteen Portland Oregon Sometimes ou know I wonder what it would be like to be somebody else somebody with lighter skin longer straighter hair and pretty blue eyes There don t seem to be no real famous dark dark skinned women with nappy hair out there. With raw candor elicited by Rebecca Carroll's perceptive uestioning 15 black women between the ages of 11 and 18 from places as diverse as Brook.was worse for my parents and my parents parents but if they could