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Social Justice Book List - Black Lives Matter Book of the Week

Posted on: August 21, 2020

This Is Major: Notes on Diana Ross, Dark Girls, and Being Dope

This Is Major

by Shayla Lawson

Writing in a fierce and humorous voice, Shayla Lawson provides a memoir in essays that is also a celebration of black women’s lives and culture. She knows the richness and resilience of black girl culture (its irony and rebellion!) and the many ways black women and girls have influenced mainstream culture — from their style, their art, and their language. Her book places black women at the center of American culture. A poet as well as a writer, Lawson is an Assistant Professor of English at Amherst College.

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