Book Review: All the Women in my Family Sing
During my travels and “me-cations” this summer, I read All the Women in My Family Sing. It’s an anthology written by women of color from various backgrounds who share their personal stories and experiences about immigration, self-identity, career, justice, beauty, and more. Contributors you may recognize 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).
It was a great read, format-wise, because the time I had to read was sporadic. Definitely good for moms with busy schedules! As a woman of color, I could relate to many of the stories of the internal and external struggle. Reading these stories was insightful, and I felt a camaraderie with these women I’d never met. Growing up as a second-generation American, it was always difficult to convey my feelings of “difference” to my parents. Because they went through “the struggle” at the worst times to give their children a better life, I always felt guilty about complaining. I could definitely relate to many of the experiences in All the Women in My Family Sing, and dog-eared more than one essay to share with a friend.
All the Women in My Family Sing should be a book introduced early in life – to inspire, motivate, and celebrate women to appreciate and understand who they are and who they can be. It will spark and encourage conversations that will ignite future leaders, trailblazers, and stronger women overall.
I highly recommend All the Women in My Family Sing.
Thank you to Nothing But The Truth Publishing, LLC for publishing this book and providing me a review copy. All opinions are honest and 100% my own. This post contains affiliate links.
About the Book
This new book from Nothing But The Truth Publishing, LLC is an anthology documenting the experiences of women of color 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.
About Deborah Santana
Deborah Santana is the editor of All the Women in My Family Sing. She 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.
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