Unbossed: How Black Girls Are Leading the Way

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Broadleaf Books
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5.43 X 8.43 X 0.63 inches | 0.5 pounds

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About the Author
Khristi Lauren Adams (MDiv, Princeton Theological Seminary) is a speaker, writer, youth advocate, and ordained Baptist minister. She is the award-winning author of Parable of the Brown Girl (named the Best Young Adult Book by the African American Literary Awards and the New York Black Librarians Caucus) as well as Unbossed: How Black Girls Are Leading the Way and its middle grade version, Black Girls Unbossed: Young World Changers Leading the Way. Adams formerly worked as dean of spiritual life and equity at The Hill School in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, and now is the executive director of community and belonging at The St. Paul's Schools in Maryland.

Chanequa Walker-Barnes is professor of practical theology and pastoral counseling at Columbia Theological Seminary. She is the author of Too Heavy a Yoke: Black Women and the Burden of Strength and has written over a dozen articles in theology and psychology.

"This empowering collection offers plenty of inspiration to younger readers pushing for change." ----Publishers Weekly

"Unbossed is a celebration of sistas and a field guide for making the world a better place. With wit, verve, love, and wisdom, Khristi Lauren Adams introduces us to e-ight Black girls with expansive vision and leadership acumen." --Jemar Tisby, PhD, New York Times bestselling author of The Color of Compromise and founder of The Witness, Inc.

"Khristi Lauren Adams's Unbossed is a bridge that connects the legacy of Black women trailblazers of the past to the Black girls blazing their own trails today. Reading the testimonies of these brilliant young Black leaders, one can only conclude that the kids are all right." --Ekemini Uwan, public theologian and co-host of the Truth's Table podcast

"In Unbossed, Khristi Lauren Adams offers us a textbook and a masterclass on Black girls' innate leadership wisdom. Such a gift has never been more important. If you are committed to being a powerful leader, please read this book!" --Vashti DuBois, executive director of The Colored Girls Museum

"Khristi Lauren Adams's work is truly needed in this moment in time. She has elevated the context of the Black girl's voice, moving us beyond being surprised to acknowledging and embracing the Black girl's voice as genius." --Vivian Anderson, founder and director of Every Black Girl

"Khristi Lauren Adams has captured what I have always known about Black girls and Black women. We are capable and resilient leaders. We are also vulnerable humans who are in need of love, compassion, tenderness, and support." --Natasha Sistrunk Robinson, author and president of T3 Leadership Solutions, Inc.

"This is an astounding book that centers the lives of Black girls in ways that are creative and compelling, but most of all, in ways that see them as free, cherished, loved, and inspired. This is a book I want my daughter to read and return to again and again." --Danté Stewart, author of Shoutin' in the Fire

"Unbossed needs to be on the syllabus in every home, church, and school." --Rev. Thomas L. Bowen, Earl L. Harrison Minister of Social Justice at Shiloh Baptist Church of Washington

"Unbossed is a deeply necessary resource for our time." --Drew G. I. Hart, professor, activist, author, and co-host of Inverse Podcast

"This is the kind of resource I wish I had growing up and that I look forward to sharing with the young women and girls in my life. Simply put, this book affirms the ingenuity and brilliance of one of society's most overlooked but valuable gifts." --Jennifer R. Farmer, author of First and Only

"If you care about Black women, support Black women, and want to learn wisdom from Black women, this book is for you." --Terence Lester, founder of Love Beyond Walls and author of When We Stand

"The book is a must-read for anyone interested in mobilizing others to be the change they wish to see and understanding how Black girls and Black women are leading the way." --Lori Latrice Martin, author of Black Women as Leaders and associate dean and professor at Louisiana State University

"From the very first page in the introduction, you will be inspired by the passion Khristi Lauren Adams has for Black girls. She not only captures the brilliance and courage of young Black women; she also traces the lineage of that brilliance and courage to their predecessors before them." --Phil Allen Jr., author of Open Wounds