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Book Review: Carefree Black Girls

Carefree Black GirlsCarefree Black Girls by Zeba Blay
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A collection of essays that pivot around the hashtag #carefreeblackgirl which was first used by Zeba Blay in 2013. As a white woman, I found the essays to be eye-opening, emotional and powerful. I have no wish to be blind to the challenges Black women face in their lives and careers, and I’m thankful for the opportunity to knock back some of my preconceived notions that were in error.

These sort of conversations are vital, and need to be shared widely. I’m grateful to Zeba Blay for her commitment to putting these essays together, in a format all of us can access. We need to keep removing our excuses for our ignorance.

My thanks to author Zeba Blay, St. Martin’s Press, and NetGalley for allowing me to read a digital advance review copy of this book. This review is my honest and unbiased opinion.

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Lori Alden Holuta lives between the cornfields of Mid-Michigan, where she grows vegetables and herbs when she’s not writing, editing, or playing games with a cat named Chives.

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