Sugar in the Raw (Paperback)

Voices of Young Black Girls in America

By Rebecca Carroll, Ntozake Shange (Foreword by)

Clarkson Potter, 9780517884973, 144pp.

Publication Date: January 14, 1997

List Price: 14.00*
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With raw candor, elicited by Rebecca Carroll's perceptive questioning, 15 black women between the ages of 11 and 18, from places as diverse as Brooklyn 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 their perceptions and treatment, personal values, and their hopes for the future is both enlightening and moving. 144 pp. National pubilcity. 15,000 print.

Praise For Sugar in the Raw: Voices of Young Black Girls in America

"An urgent dispatch from a group of girls who will not--and must not--be ignored. Carroll allows her subjects to tell their own, unfiltered stories, and they do: joyfully, painfully, and always powerfully."--Peggy Orenstein, author of School Girls: Young Women, Self-Esteem, and the Confidence Gap

"A stunning achievement."--Henry Louis Gates, Jr.