Black Is the Body: Stories from My Grandmother's Time, My Mother's Time, and Mine

Black Is the Body: Stories from My Grandmother's Time, My Mother's Time, and Mine

An extraordinary, exquisitely written memoir (of sorts) that looks at race--in a fearless, penetrating, honest, true way--in twelve telltale, connected, deeply personal essays that explore, up-close, the complexities and paradoxes, the haunting memories and ambushing realities of growing up black in the South with a family name inherited from a white man, of getting a PhD An extraordinary, exquisitely written memoir (of sorts) that looks at race--in a fearless, penetrating, honest, true way--...

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Title:Black Is the Body: Stories from My Grandmother's Time, My Mother's Time, and Mine
Author:Emily Bernard
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:Black Is the Body: Stories from My Grandmother's Time, My Mother's Time, and Mine
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Number of Pages:240 pages pages

Black Is the Body: Stories from My Grandmother's Time, My Mother's Time, and Mine Reviews

  • Kristin
    Feb 01, 2019

    Wow *cracks knuckles* this book y'all. The introduction and first essay is amazing. So amazing that I had to put the book down and grasp for air. After that, it seemed as though the book went downhill for me, for several reasons. I have a lot in common with the author of this book. I g...

    This essay collection has pieces on Bernard's experiences as a black woman in Vermont, on her family history in Alabama and Nashville, on her experiences teaching African American literature, and on adopting twin girls from Ethiopia. It's a strong collection, with a lot of interesting ...

    Profound, compelling, relatable, and full of purpose. A new and important addition to the conversation of race and privilege going on in America right now. Ms. Bernard shares the story of her stabbing, her black physical body and also her black cultural body experience. Her willing...

    Teen fantasy is my staple, so this is definitely a change of pace. Also, this review is coming from a white woman who lives in the South, in a place that is 76% white, and racial tension and prejudices are fairly common. This book is written so well and felt so genuine. After the fi...

    A definite contender for my personal best books of 2019 list! This book is a gift. I savored every essay. ...

    Spectacular! An amazing tapestry of essays woven together with grace and elegance. Bernard?s book should be required reading for all first year college students. Her reflections on race and otherness are deep and thought provoking. But what I found most moving were her essays on fami...

    I found each essay captivatingly intimate. I especially love how Emily expresses her deliberations and honest interpretations of life and humanity. Black Is The Body is a fluid, lovely, meaningful read. If you value motherhood, family, friendship, culture and human connections, you ...

    A beautiful essay collection about the complexities of living in a black female body in America. Lyrical and literary. Personal and communal. ...

  • Misha
    Feb 13, 2019

    Wow *cracks knuckles* this book y'all. The introduction and first essay is amazing. So amazing that I had to put the book down and grasp for air. After that, it seemed as though the book went downhill for me, for several reasons. I have a lot in common with the author of this book. I g...

    This essay collection has pieces on Bernard's experiences as a black woman in Vermont, on her family history in Alabama and Nashville, on her experiences teaching African American literature, and on adopting twin girls from Ethiopia. It's a strong collection, with a lot of interesting ...

    Profound, compelling, relatable, and full of purpose. A new and important addition to the conversation of race and privilege going on in America right now. Ms. Bernard shares the story of her stabbing, her black physical body and also her black cultural body experience. Her willing...

    Teen fantasy is my staple, so this is definitely a change of pace. Also, this review is coming from a white woman who lives in the South, in a place that is 76% white, and racial tension and prejudices are fairly common. This book is written so well and felt so genuine. After the fi...

    A definite contender for my personal best books of 2019 list! This book is a gift. I savored every essay. ...

    Spectacular! An amazing tapestry of essays woven together with grace and elegance. Bernard?s book should be required reading for all first year college students. Her reflections on race and otherness are deep and thought provoking. But what I found most moving were her essays on fami...

    I found each essay captivatingly intimate. I especially love how Emily expresses her deliberations and honest interpretations of life and humanity. Black Is The Body is a fluid, lovely, meaningful read. If you value motherhood, family, friendship, culture and human connections, you ...

    A beautiful essay collection about the complexities of living in a black female body in America. Lyrical and literary. Personal and communal. ...

    Interesting perspective on race relations. Author began writing when hospitalized after being stabbed by a white man. ...

    I'm usually not a memoir fan but from page one I found Emily Bernards writing compelling, honest and insightful. She opened my eyes to things like adoptive motherhood and various challenges we face when talking about race in America. I only wish she had challenged non black Americans...

    Black Is the Body: Stories from My Grandmother's Time, My Mother's Time, and Mine is an anthology of semi-autobiographical personal essays about the black female experience over three generations and was written by Emily Bernard. The theme of this anthology is about race ? particular...

    Bernard is a professor in Vermont, married to a white man who is also a professor in the English department at UVM. These essays explore race, racism, violence, interracial marriage, adoption, life as a black woman in predominantly white spaces (and the second whitest state in the nati...

  • Carly Thompson
    Feb 13, 2019

    Wow *cracks knuckles* this book y'all. The introduction and first essay is amazing. So amazing that I had to put the book down and grasp for air. After that, it seemed as though the book went downhill for me, for several reasons. I have a lot in common with the author of this book. I g...

    This essay collection has pieces on Bernard's experiences as a black woman in Vermont, on her family history in Alabama and Nashville, on her experiences teaching African American literature, and on adopting twin girls from Ethiopia. It's a strong collection, with a lot of interesting ...

    Profound, compelling, relatable, and full of purpose. A new and important addition to the conversation of race and privilege going on in America right now. Ms. Bernard shares the story of her stabbing, her black physical body and also her black cultural body experience. Her willing...

    Teen fantasy is my staple, so this is definitely a change of pace. Also, this review is coming from a white woman who lives in the South, in a place that is 76% white, and racial tension and prejudices are fairly common. This book is written so well and felt so genuine. After the fi...

    A definite contender for my personal best books of 2019 list! This book is a gift. I savored every essay. ...

    Spectacular! An amazing tapestry of essays woven together with grace and elegance. Bernard?s book should be required reading for all first year college students. Her reflections on race and otherness are deep and thought provoking. But what I found most moving were her essays on fami...

    I found each essay captivatingly intimate. I especially love how Emily expresses her deliberations and honest interpretations of life and humanity. Black Is The Body is a fluid, lovely, meaningful read. If you value motherhood, family, friendship, culture and human connections, you ...

    A beautiful essay collection about the complexities of living in a black female body in America. Lyrical and literary. Personal and communal. ...

    Interesting perspective on race relations. Author began writing when hospitalized after being stabbed by a white man. ...

    I'm usually not a memoir fan but from page one I found Emily Bernards writing compelling, honest and insightful. She opened my eyes to things like adoptive motherhood and various challenges we face when talking about race in America. I only wish she had challenged non black Americans...

    Black Is the Body: Stories from My Grandmother's Time, My Mother's Time, and Mine is an anthology of semi-autobiographical personal essays about the black female experience over three generations and was written by Emily Bernard. The theme of this anthology is about race ? particular...

    Bernard is a professor in Vermont, married to a white man who is also a professor in the English department at UVM. These essays explore race, racism, violence, interracial marriage, adoption, life as a black woman in predominantly white spaces (and the second whitest state in the nati...

    I picked this book up after hearing an interview with Dr. Bernard on NPR. During the interview she did a reading from her essay, Black is the Body in which she overheard her six year old twin daughters becoming aware of race after seeing a commercial about Black History month: "See...

    A deeply personal book of essays with an academic lens that explores the life of a Black woman in different stages of her career and family. She delves into the international adoption of her twin girls, her interracial relationship and how both those huge events play out in her underst...

    Thoughtful, complex, and no easy answers. Emily Bernard explores motherhood, adoption, family legacies race, and identity in this collection of raw yet lyrical essays. The words flew off the page and got under my skin. ...

    Emily Bernard, what a story teller! Loved this book. I laughed, cried, reflected, and learned. Can?t wait to read it again. Emily?s words are magic. Some parts I just want to read over and over again because the writing is so beautiful. ...

    Amazingly honest stories. I'm so grateful that Emily Bernard lets us into her life. ...

    Really loved Bernard's intimate perspective on being a black woman, the loneliness, fear, frustration, and pride. A powerful read! ...

    3.5 Stars. I liked the essays about her maternal family and adopting twins from Ethiopia. A good book for readers who enjoy personal essay collections. ...

  • Krista
    Feb 03, 2019

    Wow *cracks knuckles* this book y'all. The introduction and first essay is amazing. So amazing that I had to put the book down and grasp for air. After that, it seemed as though the book went downhill for me, for several reasons. I have a lot in common with the author of this book. I g...

    This essay collection has pieces on Bernard's experiences as a black woman in Vermont, on her family history in Alabama and Nashville, on her experiences teaching African American literature, and on adopting twin girls from Ethiopia. It's a strong collection, with a lot of interesting ...

    Profound, compelling, relatable, and full of purpose. A new and important addition to the conversation of race and privilege going on in America right now. Ms. Bernard shares the story of her stabbing, her black physical body and also her black cultural body experience. Her willing...

    Teen fantasy is my staple, so this is definitely a change of pace. Also, this review is coming from a white woman who lives in the South, in a place that is 76% white, and racial tension and prejudices are fairly common. This book is written so well and felt so genuine. After the fi...

    A definite contender for my personal best books of 2019 list! This book is a gift. I savored every essay. ...

    Spectacular! An amazing tapestry of essays woven together with grace and elegance. Bernard?s book should be required reading for all first year college students. Her reflections on race and otherness are deep and thought provoking. But what I found most moving were her essays on fami...

    I found each essay captivatingly intimate. I especially love how Emily expresses her deliberations and honest interpretations of life and humanity. Black Is The Body is a fluid, lovely, meaningful read. If you value motherhood, family, friendship, culture and human connections, you ...

    A beautiful essay collection about the complexities of living in a black female body in America. Lyrical and literary. Personal and communal. ...

    Interesting perspective on race relations. Author began writing when hospitalized after being stabbed by a white man. ...

    I'm usually not a memoir fan but from page one I found Emily Bernards writing compelling, honest and insightful. She opened my eyes to things like adoptive motherhood and various challenges we face when talking about race in America. I only wish she had challenged non black Americans...

    Black Is the Body: Stories from My Grandmother's Time, My Mother's Time, and Mine is an anthology of semi-autobiographical personal essays about the black female experience over three generations and was written by Emily Bernard. The theme of this anthology is about race ? particular...

    Bernard is a professor in Vermont, married to a white man who is also a professor in the English department at UVM. These essays explore race, racism, violence, interracial marriage, adoption, life as a black woman in predominantly white spaces (and the second whitest state in the nati...

    I picked this book up after hearing an interview with Dr. Bernard on NPR. During the interview she did a reading from her essay, Black is the Body in which she overheard her six year old twin daughters becoming aware of race after seeing a commercial about Black History month: "See...

    A deeply personal book of essays with an academic lens that explores the life of a Black woman in different stages of her career and family. She delves into the international adoption of her twin girls, her interracial relationship and how both those huge events play out in her underst...

    Thoughtful, complex, and no easy answers. Emily Bernard explores motherhood, adoption, family legacies race, and identity in this collection of raw yet lyrical essays. The words flew off the page and got under my skin. ...

    Emily Bernard, what a story teller! Loved this book. I laughed, cried, reflected, and learned. Can?t wait to read it again. Emily?s words are magic. Some parts I just want to read over and over again because the writing is so beautiful. ...

    Amazingly honest stories. I'm so grateful that Emily Bernard lets us into her life. ...

    Really loved Bernard's intimate perspective on being a black woman, the loneliness, fear, frustration, and pride. A powerful read! ...

    3.5 Stars. I liked the essays about her maternal family and adopting twins from Ethiopia. A good book for readers who enjoy personal essay collections. ...

    Just read this in one sitting. Insightful and beautifully written essays. ...

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  • Kyle
    Feb 10, 2019

    Wow *cracks knuckles* this book y'all. The introduction and first essay is amazing. So amazing that I had to put the book down and grasp for air. After that, it seemed as though the book went downhill for me, for several reasons. I have a lot in common with the author of this book. I g...

    This essay collection has pieces on Bernard's experiences as a black woman in Vermont, on her family history in Alabama and Nashville, on her experiences teaching African American literature, and on adopting twin girls from Ethiopia. It's a strong collection, with a lot of interesting ...

    Profound, compelling, relatable, and full of purpose. A new and important addition to the conversation of race and privilege going on in America right now. Ms. Bernard shares the story of her stabbing, her black physical body and also her black cultural body experience. Her willing...

    Teen fantasy is my staple, so this is definitely a change of pace. Also, this review is coming from a white woman who lives in the South, in a place that is 76% white, and racial tension and prejudices are fairly common. This book is written so well and felt so genuine. After the fi...

    A definite contender for my personal best books of 2019 list! This book is a gift. I savored every essay. ...

    Spectacular! An amazing tapestry of essays woven together with grace and elegance. Bernard?s book should be required reading for all first year college students. Her reflections on race and otherness are deep and thought provoking. But what I found most moving were her essays on fami...

    I found each essay captivatingly intimate. I especially love how Emily expresses her deliberations and honest interpretations of life and humanity. Black Is The Body is a fluid, lovely, meaningful read. If you value motherhood, family, friendship, culture and human connections, you ...

    A beautiful essay collection about the complexities of living in a black female body in America. Lyrical and literary. Personal and communal. ...

    Interesting perspective on race relations. Author began writing when hospitalized after being stabbed by a white man. ...

    I'm usually not a memoir fan but from page one I found Emily Bernards writing compelling, honest and insightful. She opened my eyes to things like adoptive motherhood and various challenges we face when talking about race in America. I only wish she had challenged non black Americans...

    Black Is the Body: Stories from My Grandmother's Time, My Mother's Time, and Mine is an anthology of semi-autobiographical personal essays about the black female experience over three generations and was written by Emily Bernard. The theme of this anthology is about race ? particular...

    Bernard is a professor in Vermont, married to a white man who is also a professor in the English department at UVM. These essays explore race, racism, violence, interracial marriage, adoption, life as a black woman in predominantly white spaces (and the second whitest state in the nati...

    I picked this book up after hearing an interview with Dr. Bernard on NPR. During the interview she did a reading from her essay, Black is the Body in which she overheard her six year old twin daughters becoming aware of race after seeing a commercial about Black History month: "See...

  • Rebecca H.
    Jan 09, 2019

    Wow *cracks knuckles* this book y'all. The introduction and first essay is amazing. So amazing that I had to put the book down and grasp for air. After that, it seemed as though the book went downhill for me, for several reasons. I have a lot in common with the author of this book. I g...

    This essay collection has pieces on Bernard's experiences as a black woman in Vermont, on her family history in Alabama and Nashville, on her experiences teaching African American literature, and on adopting twin girls from Ethiopia. It's a strong collection, with a lot of interesting ...

  • Colleen
    Feb 15, 2019

    Wow *cracks knuckles* this book y'all. The introduction and first essay is amazing. So amazing that I had to put the book down and grasp for air. After that, it seemed as though the book went downhill for me, for several reasons. I have a lot in common with the author of this book. I g...

    This essay collection has pieces on Bernard's experiences as a black woman in Vermont, on her family history in Alabama and Nashville, on her experiences teaching African American literature, and on adopting twin girls from Ethiopia. It's a strong collection, with a lot of interesting ...

    Profound, compelling, relatable, and full of purpose. A new and important addition to the conversation of race and privilege going on in America right now. Ms. Bernard shares the story of her stabbing, her black physical body and also her black cultural body experience. Her willing...

    Teen fantasy is my staple, so this is definitely a change of pace. Also, this review is coming from a white woman who lives in the South, in a place that is 76% white, and racial tension and prejudices are fairly common. This book is written so well and felt so genuine. After the fi...

    A definite contender for my personal best books of 2019 list! This book is a gift. I savored every essay. ...

    Spectacular! An amazing tapestry of essays woven together with grace and elegance. Bernard?s book should be required reading for all first year college students. Her reflections on race and otherness are deep and thought provoking. But what I found most moving were her essays on fami...

    I found each essay captivatingly intimate. I especially love how Emily expresses her deliberations and honest interpretations of life and humanity. Black Is The Body is a fluid, lovely, meaningful read. If you value motherhood, family, friendship, culture and human connections, you ...

    A beautiful essay collection about the complexities of living in a black female body in America. Lyrical and literary. Personal and communal. ...

    Interesting perspective on race relations. Author began writing when hospitalized after being stabbed by a white man. ...

    I'm usually not a memoir fan but from page one I found Emily Bernards writing compelling, honest and insightful. She opened my eyes to things like adoptive motherhood and various challenges we face when talking about race in America. I only wish she had challenged non black Americans...

    Black Is the Body: Stories from My Grandmother's Time, My Mother's Time, and Mine is an anthology of semi-autobiographical personal essays about the black female experience over three generations and was written by Emily Bernard. The theme of this anthology is about race ? particular...

    Bernard is a professor in Vermont, married to a white man who is also a professor in the English department at UVM. These essays explore race, racism, violence, interracial marriage, adoption, life as a black woman in predominantly white spaces (and the second whitest state in the nati...

    I picked this book up after hearing an interview with Dr. Bernard on NPR. During the interview she did a reading from her essay, Black is the Body in which she overheard her six year old twin daughters becoming aware of race after seeing a commercial about Black History month: "See...

    A deeply personal book of essays with an academic lens that explores the life of a Black woman in different stages of her career and family. She delves into the international adoption of her twin girls, her interracial relationship and how both those huge events play out in her underst...

    Thoughtful, complex, and no easy answers. Emily Bernard explores motherhood, adoption, family legacies race, and identity in this collection of raw yet lyrical essays. The words flew off the page and got under my skin. ...

    Emily Bernard, what a story teller! Loved this book. I laughed, cried, reflected, and learned. Can?t wait to read it again. Emily?s words are magic. Some parts I just want to read over and over again because the writing is so beautiful. ...

    Amazingly honest stories. I'm so grateful that Emily Bernard lets us into her life. ...

    Really loved Bernard's intimate perspective on being a black woman, the loneliness, fear, frustration, and pride. A powerful read! ...

  • Reving
    Feb 04, 2019

    Wow *cracks knuckles* this book y'all. The introduction and first essay is amazing. So amazing that I had to put the book down and grasp for air. After that, it seemed as though the book went downhill for me, for several reasons. I have a lot in common with the author of this book. I g...

    This essay collection has pieces on Bernard's experiences as a black woman in Vermont, on her family history in Alabama and Nashville, on her experiences teaching African American literature, and on adopting twin girls from Ethiopia. It's a strong collection, with a lot of interesting ...

    Profound, compelling, relatable, and full of purpose. A new and important addition to the conversation of race and privilege going on in America right now. Ms. Bernard shares the story of her stabbing, her black physical body and also her black cultural body experience. Her willing...

    Teen fantasy is my staple, so this is definitely a change of pace. Also, this review is coming from a white woman who lives in the South, in a place that is 76% white, and racial tension and prejudices are fairly common. This book is written so well and felt so genuine. After the fi...

    A definite contender for my personal best books of 2019 list! This book is a gift. I savored every essay. ...

    Spectacular! An amazing tapestry of essays woven together with grace and elegance. Bernard?s book should be required reading for all first year college students. Her reflections on race and otherness are deep and thought provoking. But what I found most moving were her essays on fami...

    I found each essay captivatingly intimate. I especially love how Emily expresses her deliberations and honest interpretations of life and humanity. Black Is The Body is a fluid, lovely, meaningful read. If you value motherhood, family, friendship, culture and human connections, you ...

    A beautiful essay collection about the complexities of living in a black female body in America. Lyrical and literary. Personal and communal. ...

    Interesting perspective on race relations. Author began writing when hospitalized after being stabbed by a white man. ...

    I'm usually not a memoir fan but from page one I found Emily Bernards writing compelling, honest and insightful. She opened my eyes to things like adoptive motherhood and various challenges we face when talking about race in America. I only wish she had challenged non black Americans...

    Black Is the Body: Stories from My Grandmother's Time, My Mother's Time, and Mine is an anthology of semi-autobiographical personal essays about the black female experience over three generations and was written by Emily Bernard. The theme of this anthology is about race ? particular...

    Bernard is a professor in Vermont, married to a white man who is also a professor in the English department at UVM. These essays explore race, racism, violence, interracial marriage, adoption, life as a black woman in predominantly white spaces (and the second whitest state in the nati...

    I picked this book up after hearing an interview with Dr. Bernard on NPR. During the interview she did a reading from her essay, Black is the Body in which she overheard her six year old twin daughters becoming aware of race after seeing a commercial about Black History month: "See...

    A deeply personal book of essays with an academic lens that explores the life of a Black woman in different stages of her career and family. She delves into the international adoption of her twin girls, her interracial relationship and how both those huge events play out in her underst...

    Thoughtful, complex, and no easy answers. Emily Bernard explores motherhood, adoption, family legacies race, and identity in this collection of raw yet lyrical essays. The words flew off the page and got under my skin. ...

    Emily Bernard, what a story teller! Loved this book. I laughed, cried, reflected, and learned. Can?t wait to read it again. Emily?s words are magic. Some parts I just want to read over and over again because the writing is so beautiful. ...

    Amazingly honest stories. I'm so grateful that Emily Bernard lets us into her life. ...

    Really loved Bernard's intimate perspective on being a black woman, the loneliness, fear, frustration, and pride. A powerful read! ...

    3.5 Stars. I liked the essays about her maternal family and adopting twins from Ethiopia. A good book for readers who enjoy personal essay collections. ...

    Just read this in one sitting. Insightful and beautifully written essays. ...

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  • Amanda
    Feb 08, 2019

    Wow *cracks knuckles* this book y'all. The introduction and first essay is amazing. So amazing that I had to put the book down and grasp for air. After that, it seemed as though the book went downhill for me, for several reasons. I have a lot in common with the author of this book. I g...

    This essay collection has pieces on Bernard's experiences as a black woman in Vermont, on her family history in Alabama and Nashville, on her experiences teaching African American literature, and on adopting twin girls from Ethiopia. It's a strong collection, with a lot of interesting ...

    Profound, compelling, relatable, and full of purpose. A new and important addition to the conversation of race and privilege going on in America right now. Ms. Bernard shares the story of her stabbing, her black physical body and also her black cultural body experience. Her willing...

    Teen fantasy is my staple, so this is definitely a change of pace. Also, this review is coming from a white woman who lives in the South, in a place that is 76% white, and racial tension and prejudices are fairly common. This book is written so well and felt so genuine. After the fi...

    A definite contender for my personal best books of 2019 list! This book is a gift. I savored every essay. ...

    Spectacular! An amazing tapestry of essays woven together with grace and elegance. Bernard?s book should be required reading for all first year college students. Her reflections on race and otherness are deep and thought provoking. But what I found most moving were her essays on fami...

    I found each essay captivatingly intimate. I especially love how Emily expresses her deliberations and honest interpretations of life and humanity. Black Is The Body is a fluid, lovely, meaningful read. If you value motherhood, family, friendship, culture and human connections, you ...

    A beautiful essay collection about the complexities of living in a black female body in America. Lyrical and literary. Personal and communal. ...

    Interesting perspective on race relations. Author began writing when hospitalized after being stabbed by a white man. ...

    I'm usually not a memoir fan but from page one I found Emily Bernards writing compelling, honest and insightful. She opened my eyes to things like adoptive motherhood and various challenges we face when talking about race in America. I only wish she had challenged non black Americans...

    Black Is the Body: Stories from My Grandmother's Time, My Mother's Time, and Mine is an anthology of semi-autobiographical personal essays about the black female experience over three generations and was written by Emily Bernard. The theme of this anthology is about race ? particular...

    Bernard is a professor in Vermont, married to a white man who is also a professor in the English department at UVM. These essays explore race, racism, violence, interracial marriage, adoption, life as a black woman in predominantly white spaces (and the second whitest state in the nati...

    I picked this book up after hearing an interview with Dr. Bernard on NPR. During the interview she did a reading from her essay, Black is the Body in which she overheard her six year old twin daughters becoming aware of race after seeing a commercial about Black History month: "See...

    A deeply personal book of essays with an academic lens that explores the life of a Black woman in different stages of her career and family. She delves into the international adoption of her twin girls, her interracial relationship and how both those huge events play out in her underst...

  • Tricia Nociti
    Oct 21, 2018

    Wow *cracks knuckles* this book y'all. The introduction and first essay is amazing. So amazing that I had to put the book down and grasp for air. After that, it seemed as though the book went downhill for me, for several reasons. I have a lot in common with the author of this book. I g...

    This essay collection has pieces on Bernard's experiences as a black woman in Vermont, on her family history in Alabama and Nashville, on her experiences teaching African American literature, and on adopting twin girls from Ethiopia. It's a strong collection, with a lot of interesting ...

    Profound, compelling, relatable, and full of purpose. A new and important addition to the conversation of race and privilege going on in America right now. Ms. Bernard shares the story of her stabbing, her black physical body and also her black cultural body experience. Her willing...

  • Esther Gulli
    Feb 09, 2019

    Wow *cracks knuckles* this book y'all. The introduction and first essay is amazing. So amazing that I had to put the book down and grasp for air. After that, it seemed as though the book went downhill for me, for several reasons. I have a lot in common with the author of this book. I g...

    This essay collection has pieces on Bernard's experiences as a black woman in Vermont, on her family history in Alabama and Nashville, on her experiences teaching African American literature, and on adopting twin girls from Ethiopia. It's a strong collection, with a lot of interesting ...

    Profound, compelling, relatable, and full of purpose. A new and important addition to the conversation of race and privilege going on in America right now. Ms. Bernard shares the story of her stabbing, her black physical body and also her black cultural body experience. Her willing...

    Teen fantasy is my staple, so this is definitely a change of pace. Also, this review is coming from a white woman who lives in the South, in a place that is 76% white, and racial tension and prejudices are fairly common. This book is written so well and felt so genuine. After the fi...

    A definite contender for my personal best books of 2019 list! This book is a gift. I savored every essay. ...

    Spectacular! An amazing tapestry of essays woven together with grace and elegance. Bernard?s book should be required reading for all first year college students. Her reflections on race and otherness are deep and thought provoking. But what I found most moving were her essays on fami...

  • Katie Bruell
    Feb 07, 2019

    Wow *cracks knuckles* this book y'all. The introduction and first essay is amazing. So amazing that I had to put the book down and grasp for air. After that, it seemed as though the book went downhill for me, for several reasons. I have a lot in common with the author of this book. I g...

    This essay collection has pieces on Bernard's experiences as a black woman in Vermont, on her family history in Alabama and Nashville, on her experiences teaching African American literature, and on adopting twin girls from Ethiopia. It's a strong collection, with a lot of interesting ...

    Profound, compelling, relatable, and full of purpose. A new and important addition to the conversation of race and privilege going on in America right now. Ms. Bernard shares the story of her stabbing, her black physical body and also her black cultural body experience. Her willing...

    Teen fantasy is my staple, so this is definitely a change of pace. Also, this review is coming from a white woman who lives in the South, in a place that is 76% white, and racial tension and prejudices are fairly common. This book is written so well and felt so genuine. After the fi...

    A definite contender for my personal best books of 2019 list! This book is a gift. I savored every essay. ...

    Spectacular! An amazing tapestry of essays woven together with grace and elegance. Bernard?s book should be required reading for all first year college students. Her reflections on race and otherness are deep and thought provoking. But what I found most moving were her essays on fami...

    I found each essay captivatingly intimate. I especially love how Emily expresses her deliberations and honest interpretations of life and humanity. Black Is The Body is a fluid, lovely, meaningful read. If you value motherhood, family, friendship, culture and human connections, you ...

    A beautiful essay collection about the complexities of living in a black female body in America. Lyrical and literary. Personal and communal. ...

    Interesting perspective on race relations. Author began writing when hospitalized after being stabbed by a white man. ...

    I'm usually not a memoir fan but from page one I found Emily Bernards writing compelling, honest and insightful. She opened my eyes to things like adoptive motherhood and various challenges we face when talking about race in America. I only wish she had challenged non black Americans...

    Black Is the Body: Stories from My Grandmother's Time, My Mother's Time, and Mine is an anthology of semi-autobiographical personal essays about the black female experience over three generations and was written by Emily Bernard. The theme of this anthology is about race ? particular...

    Bernard is a professor in Vermont, married to a white man who is also a professor in the English department at UVM. These essays explore race, racism, violence, interracial marriage, adoption, life as a black woman in predominantly white spaces (and the second whitest state in the nati...

    I picked this book up after hearing an interview with Dr. Bernard on NPR. During the interview she did a reading from her essay, Black is the Body in which she overheard her six year old twin daughters becoming aware of race after seeing a commercial about Black History month: "See...

    A deeply personal book of essays with an academic lens that explores the life of a Black woman in different stages of her career and family. She delves into the international adoption of her twin girls, her interracial relationship and how both those huge events play out in her underst...

    Thoughtful, complex, and no easy answers. Emily Bernard explores motherhood, adoption, family legacies race, and identity in this collection of raw yet lyrical essays. The words flew off the page and got under my skin. ...

    Emily Bernard, what a story teller! Loved this book. I laughed, cried, reflected, and learned. Can?t wait to read it again. Emily?s words are magic. Some parts I just want to read over and over again because the writing is so beautiful. ...

    Amazingly honest stories. I'm so grateful that Emily Bernard lets us into her life. ...

  • Kate
    Feb 17, 2019

    Wow *cracks knuckles* this book y'all. The introduction and first essay is amazing. So amazing that I had to put the book down and grasp for air. After that, it seemed as though the book went downhill for me, for several reasons. I have a lot in common with the author of this book. I g...

    This essay collection has pieces on Bernard's experiences as a black woman in Vermont, on her family history in Alabama and Nashville, on her experiences teaching African American literature, and on adopting twin girls from Ethiopia. It's a strong collection, with a lot of interesting ...

    Profound, compelling, relatable, and full of purpose. A new and important addition to the conversation of race and privilege going on in America right now. Ms. Bernard shares the story of her stabbing, her black physical body and also her black cultural body experience. Her willing...

    Teen fantasy is my staple, so this is definitely a change of pace. Also, this review is coming from a white woman who lives in the South, in a place that is 76% white, and racial tension and prejudices are fairly common. This book is written so well and felt so genuine. After the fi...

    A definite contender for my personal best books of 2019 list! This book is a gift. I savored every essay. ...

    Spectacular! An amazing tapestry of essays woven together with grace and elegance. Bernard?s book should be required reading for all first year college students. Her reflections on race and otherness are deep and thought provoking. But what I found most moving were her essays on fami...

    I found each essay captivatingly intimate. I especially love how Emily expresses her deliberations and honest interpretations of life and humanity. Black Is The Body is a fluid, lovely, meaningful read. If you value motherhood, family, friendship, culture and human connections, you ...

    A beautiful essay collection about the complexities of living in a black female body in America. Lyrical and literary. Personal and communal. ...

    Interesting perspective on race relations. Author began writing when hospitalized after being stabbed by a white man. ...

    I'm usually not a memoir fan but from page one I found Emily Bernards writing compelling, honest and insightful. She opened my eyes to things like adoptive motherhood and various challenges we face when talking about race in America. I only wish she had challenged non black Americans...

    Black Is the Body: Stories from My Grandmother's Time, My Mother's Time, and Mine is an anthology of semi-autobiographical personal essays about the black female experience over three generations and was written by Emily Bernard. The theme of this anthology is about race ? particular...

    Bernard is a professor in Vermont, married to a white man who is also a professor in the English department at UVM. These essays explore race, racism, violence, interracial marriage, adoption, life as a black woman in predominantly white spaces (and the second whitest state in the nati...

    I picked this book up after hearing an interview with Dr. Bernard on NPR. During the interview she did a reading from her essay, Black is the Body in which she overheard her six year old twin daughters becoming aware of race after seeing a commercial about Black History month: "See...

    A deeply personal book of essays with an academic lens that explores the life of a Black woman in different stages of her career and family. She delves into the international adoption of her twin girls, her interracial relationship and how both those huge events play out in her underst...

    Thoughtful, complex, and no easy answers. Emily Bernard explores motherhood, adoption, family legacies race, and identity in this collection of raw yet lyrical essays. The words flew off the page and got under my skin. ...

    Emily Bernard, what a story teller! Loved this book. I laughed, cried, reflected, and learned. Can?t wait to read it again. Emily?s words are magic. Some parts I just want to read over and over again because the writing is so beautiful. ...

    Amazingly honest stories. I'm so grateful that Emily Bernard lets us into her life. ...

    Really loved Bernard's intimate perspective on being a black woman, the loneliness, fear, frustration, and pride. A powerful read! ...

    3.5 Stars. I liked the essays about her maternal family and adopting twins from Ethiopia. A good book for readers who enjoy personal essay collections. ...

    Just read this in one sitting. Insightful and beautifully written essays. ...

  • Awkward Book Nook
    Feb 06, 2019

    Wow *cracks knuckles* this book y'all. The introduction and first essay is amazing. So amazing that I had to put the book down and grasp for air. After that, it seemed as though the book went downhill for me, for several reasons. I have a lot in common with the author of this book. I g...

    This essay collection has pieces on Bernard's experiences as a black woman in Vermont, on her family history in Alabama and Nashville, on her experiences teaching African American literature, and on adopting twin girls from Ethiopia. It's a strong collection, with a lot of interesting ...

    Profound, compelling, relatable, and full of purpose. A new and important addition to the conversation of race and privilege going on in America right now. Ms. Bernard shares the story of her stabbing, her black physical body and also her black cultural body experience. Her willing...

    Teen fantasy is my staple, so this is definitely a change of pace. Also, this review is coming from a white woman who lives in the South, in a place that is 76% white, and racial tension and prejudices are fairly common. This book is written so well and felt so genuine. After the fi...

  • Gin Ferrara
    Feb 17, 2019

    Wow *cracks knuckles* this book y'all. The introduction and first essay is amazing. So amazing that I had to put the book down and grasp for air. After that, it seemed as though the book went downhill for me, for several reasons. I have a lot in common with the author of this book. I g...

    This essay collection has pieces on Bernard's experiences as a black woman in Vermont, on her family history in Alabama and Nashville, on her experiences teaching African American literature, and on adopting twin girls from Ethiopia. It's a strong collection, with a lot of interesting ...

    Profound, compelling, relatable, and full of purpose. A new and important addition to the conversation of race and privilege going on in America right now. Ms. Bernard shares the story of her stabbing, her black physical body and also her black cultural body experience. Her willing...

    Teen fantasy is my staple, so this is definitely a change of pace. Also, this review is coming from a white woman who lives in the South, in a place that is 76% white, and racial tension and prejudices are fairly common. This book is written so well and felt so genuine. After the fi...

    A definite contender for my personal best books of 2019 list! This book is a gift. I savored every essay. ...

    Spectacular! An amazing tapestry of essays woven together with grace and elegance. Bernard?s book should be required reading for all first year college students. Her reflections on race and otherness are deep and thought provoking. But what I found most moving were her essays on fami...

    I found each essay captivatingly intimate. I especially love how Emily expresses her deliberations and honest interpretations of life and humanity. Black Is The Body is a fluid, lovely, meaningful read. If you value motherhood, family, friendship, culture and human connections, you ...

    A beautiful essay collection about the complexities of living in a black female body in America. Lyrical and literary. Personal and communal. ...

    Interesting perspective on race relations. Author began writing when hospitalized after being stabbed by a white man. ...

    I'm usually not a memoir fan but from page one I found Emily Bernards writing compelling, honest and insightful. She opened my eyes to things like adoptive motherhood and various challenges we face when talking about race in America. I only wish she had challenged non black Americans...

    Black Is the Body: Stories from My Grandmother's Time, My Mother's Time, and Mine is an anthology of semi-autobiographical personal essays about the black female experience over three generations and was written by Emily Bernard. The theme of this anthology is about race ? particular...

    Bernard is a professor in Vermont, married to a white man who is also a professor in the English department at UVM. These essays explore race, racism, violence, interracial marriage, adoption, life as a black woman in predominantly white spaces (and the second whitest state in the nati...

    I picked this book up after hearing an interview with Dr. Bernard on NPR. During the interview she did a reading from her essay, Black is the Body in which she overheard her six year old twin daughters becoming aware of race after seeing a commercial about Black History month: "See...

    A deeply personal book of essays with an academic lens that explores the life of a Black woman in different stages of her career and family. She delves into the international adoption of her twin girls, her interracial relationship and how both those huge events play out in her underst...

    Thoughtful, complex, and no easy answers. Emily Bernard explores motherhood, adoption, family legacies race, and identity in this collection of raw yet lyrical essays. The words flew off the page and got under my skin. ...

  • Heather Boaz ( mlleboaz.bibliophile)
    Feb 07, 2019

    Wow *cracks knuckles* this book y'all. The introduction and first essay is amazing. So amazing that I had to put the book down and grasp for air. After that, it seemed as though the book went downhill for me, for several reasons. I have a lot in common with the author of this book. I g...

    This essay collection has pieces on Bernard's experiences as a black woman in Vermont, on her family history in Alabama and Nashville, on her experiences teaching African American literature, and on adopting twin girls from Ethiopia. It's a strong collection, with a lot of interesting ...

    Profound, compelling, relatable, and full of purpose. A new and important addition to the conversation of race and privilege going on in America right now. Ms. Bernard shares the story of her stabbing, her black physical body and also her black cultural body experience. Her willing...

    Teen fantasy is my staple, so this is definitely a change of pace. Also, this review is coming from a white woman who lives in the South, in a place that is 76% white, and racial tension and prejudices are fairly common. This book is written so well and felt so genuine. After the fi...

    A definite contender for my personal best books of 2019 list! This book is a gift. I savored every essay. ...

    Spectacular! An amazing tapestry of essays woven together with grace and elegance. Bernard?s book should be required reading for all first year college students. Her reflections on race and otherness are deep and thought provoking. But what I found most moving were her essays on fami...

    I found each essay captivatingly intimate. I especially love how Emily expresses her deliberations and honest interpretations of life and humanity. Black Is The Body is a fluid, lovely, meaningful read. If you value motherhood, family, friendship, culture and human connections, you ...

    A beautiful essay collection about the complexities of living in a black female body in America. Lyrical and literary. Personal and communal. ...

    Interesting perspective on race relations. Author began writing when hospitalized after being stabbed by a white man. ...

    I'm usually not a memoir fan but from page one I found Emily Bernards writing compelling, honest and insightful. She opened my eyes to things like adoptive motherhood and various challenges we face when talking about race in America. I only wish she had challenged non black Americans...

    Black Is the Body: Stories from My Grandmother's Time, My Mother's Time, and Mine is an anthology of semi-autobiographical personal essays about the black female experience over three generations and was written by Emily Bernard. The theme of this anthology is about race ? particular...

    Bernard is a professor in Vermont, married to a white man who is also a professor in the English department at UVM. These essays explore race, racism, violence, interracial marriage, adoption, life as a black woman in predominantly white spaces (and the second whitest state in the nati...

    I picked this book up after hearing an interview with Dr. Bernard on NPR. During the interview she did a reading from her essay, Black is the Body in which she overheard her six year old twin daughters becoming aware of race after seeing a commercial about Black History month: "See...

    A deeply personal book of essays with an academic lens that explores the life of a Black woman in different stages of her career and family. She delves into the international adoption of her twin girls, her interracial relationship and how both those huge events play out in her underst...

    Thoughtful, complex, and no easy answers. Emily Bernard explores motherhood, adoption, family legacies race, and identity in this collection of raw yet lyrical essays. The words flew off the page and got under my skin. ...

    Emily Bernard, what a story teller! Loved this book. I laughed, cried, reflected, and learned. Can?t wait to read it again. Emily?s words are magic. Some parts I just want to read over and over again because the writing is so beautiful. ...

    Amazingly honest stories. I'm so grateful that Emily Bernard lets us into her life. ...

    Really loved Bernard's intimate perspective on being a black woman, the loneliness, fear, frustration, and pride. A powerful read! ...

    3.5 Stars. I liked the essays about her maternal family and adopting twins from Ethiopia. A good book for readers who enjoy personal essay collections. ...

    Just read this in one sitting. Insightful and beautifully written essays. ...

    ...

  • K
    Feb 03, 2019

    Wow *cracks knuckles* this book y'all. The introduction and first essay is amazing. So amazing that I had to put the book down and grasp for air. After that, it seemed as though the book went downhill for me, for several reasons. I have a lot in common with the author of this book. I g...

  • Rosa
    Feb 11, 2019

    Wow *cracks knuckles* this book y'all. The introduction and first essay is amazing. So amazing that I had to put the book down and grasp for air. After that, it seemed as though the book went downhill for me, for several reasons. I have a lot in common with the author of this book. I g...

    This essay collection has pieces on Bernard's experiences as a black woman in Vermont, on her family history in Alabama and Nashville, on her experiences teaching African American literature, and on adopting twin girls from Ethiopia. It's a strong collection, with a lot of interesting ...

    Profound, compelling, relatable, and full of purpose. A new and important addition to the conversation of race and privilege going on in America right now. Ms. Bernard shares the story of her stabbing, her black physical body and also her black cultural body experience. Her willing...

    Teen fantasy is my staple, so this is definitely a change of pace. Also, this review is coming from a white woman who lives in the South, in a place that is 76% white, and racial tension and prejudices are fairly common. This book is written so well and felt so genuine. After the fi...

    A definite contender for my personal best books of 2019 list! This book is a gift. I savored every essay. ...

    Spectacular! An amazing tapestry of essays woven together with grace and elegance. Bernard?s book should be required reading for all first year college students. Her reflections on race and otherness are deep and thought provoking. But what I found most moving were her essays on fami...

    I found each essay captivatingly intimate. I especially love how Emily expresses her deliberations and honest interpretations of life and humanity. Black Is The Body is a fluid, lovely, meaningful read. If you value motherhood, family, friendship, culture and human connections, you ...

    A beautiful essay collection about the complexities of living in a black female body in America. Lyrical and literary. Personal and communal. ...

    Interesting perspective on race relations. Author began writing when hospitalized after being stabbed by a white man. ...

    I'm usually not a memoir fan but from page one I found Emily Bernards writing compelling, honest and insightful. She opened my eyes to things like adoptive motherhood and various challenges we face when talking about race in America. I only wish she had challenged non black Americans...

    Black Is the Body: Stories from My Grandmother's Time, My Mother's Time, and Mine is an anthology of semi-autobiographical personal essays about the black female experience over three generations and was written by Emily Bernard. The theme of this anthology is about race ? particular...

    Bernard is a professor in Vermont, married to a white man who is also a professor in the English department at UVM. These essays explore race, racism, violence, interracial marriage, adoption, life as a black woman in predominantly white spaces (and the second whitest state in the nati...

    I picked this book up after hearing an interview with Dr. Bernard on NPR. During the interview she did a reading from her essay, Black is the Body in which she overheard her six year old twin daughters becoming aware of race after seeing a commercial about Black History month: "See...

    A deeply personal book of essays with an academic lens that explores the life of a Black woman in different stages of her career and family. She delves into the international adoption of her twin girls, her interracial relationship and how both those huge events play out in her underst...

    Thoughtful, complex, and no easy answers. Emily Bernard explores motherhood, adoption, family legacies race, and identity in this collection of raw yet lyrical essays. The words flew off the page and got under my skin. ...

    Emily Bernard, what a story teller! Loved this book. I laughed, cried, reflected, and learned. Can?t wait to read it again. Emily?s words are magic. Some parts I just want to read over and over again because the writing is so beautiful. ...

    Amazingly honest stories. I'm so grateful that Emily Bernard lets us into her life. ...

    Really loved Bernard's intimate perspective on being a black woman, the loneliness, fear, frustration, and pride. A powerful read! ...

    3.5 Stars. I liked the essays about her maternal family and adopting twins from Ethiopia. A good book for readers who enjoy personal essay collections. ...

    Just read this in one sitting. Insightful and beautifully written essays. ...

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  • Leo Arnold
    Jan 28, 2019

    Wow *cracks knuckles* this book y'all. The introduction and first essay is amazing. So amazing that I had to put the book down and grasp for air. After that, it seemed as though the book went downhill for me, for several reasons. I have a lot in common with the author of this book. I g...

    This essay collection has pieces on Bernard's experiences as a black woman in Vermont, on her family history in Alabama and Nashville, on her experiences teaching African American literature, and on adopting twin girls from Ethiopia. It's a strong collection, with a lot of interesting ...

    Profound, compelling, relatable, and full of purpose. A new and important addition to the conversation of race and privilege going on in America right now. Ms. Bernard shares the story of her stabbing, her black physical body and also her black cultural body experience. Her willing...

    Teen fantasy is my staple, so this is definitely a change of pace. Also, this review is coming from a white woman who lives in the South, in a place that is 76% white, and racial tension and prejudices are fairly common. This book is written so well and felt so genuine. After the fi...

    A definite contender for my personal best books of 2019 list! This book is a gift. I savored every essay. ...

    Spectacular! An amazing tapestry of essays woven together with grace and elegance. Bernard?s book should be required reading for all first year college students. Her reflections on race and otherness are deep and thought provoking. But what I found most moving were her essays on fami...

    I found each essay captivatingly intimate. I especially love how Emily expresses her deliberations and honest interpretations of life and humanity. Black Is The Body is a fluid, lovely, meaningful read. If you value motherhood, family, friendship, culture and human connections, you ...

    A beautiful essay collection about the complexities of living in a black female body in America. Lyrical and literary. Personal and communal. ...

    Interesting perspective on race relations. Author began writing when hospitalized after being stabbed by a white man. ...

  • Leena Dbouk
    Jan 23, 2019

    Wow *cracks knuckles* this book y'all. The introduction and first essay is amazing. So amazing that I had to put the book down and grasp for air. After that, it seemed as though the book went downhill for me, for several reasons. I have a lot in common with the author of this book. I g...

    This essay collection has pieces on Bernard's experiences as a black woman in Vermont, on her family history in Alabama and Nashville, on her experiences teaching African American literature, and on adopting twin girls from Ethiopia. It's a strong collection, with a lot of interesting ...

    Profound, compelling, relatable, and full of purpose. A new and important addition to the conversation of race and privilege going on in America right now. Ms. Bernard shares the story of her stabbing, her black physical body and also her black cultural body experience. Her willing...

    Teen fantasy is my staple, so this is definitely a change of pace. Also, this review is coming from a white woman who lives in the South, in a place that is 76% white, and racial tension and prejudices are fairly common. This book is written so well and felt so genuine. After the fi...

    A definite contender for my personal best books of 2019 list! This book is a gift. I savored every essay. ...

    Spectacular! An amazing tapestry of essays woven together with grace and elegance. Bernard?s book should be required reading for all first year college students. Her reflections on race and otherness are deep and thought provoking. But what I found most moving were her essays on fami...

    I found each essay captivatingly intimate. I especially love how Emily expresses her deliberations and honest interpretations of life and humanity. Black Is The Body is a fluid, lovely, meaningful read. If you value motherhood, family, friendship, culture and human connections, you ...

    A beautiful essay collection about the complexities of living in a black female body in America. Lyrical and literary. Personal and communal. ...

    Interesting perspective on race relations. Author began writing when hospitalized after being stabbed by a white man. ...

    I'm usually not a memoir fan but from page one I found Emily Bernards writing compelling, honest and insightful. She opened my eyes to things like adoptive motherhood and various challenges we face when talking about race in America. I only wish she had challenged non black Americans...

  • Monique Smith
    Feb 16, 2019

    Wow *cracks knuckles* this book y'all. The introduction and first essay is amazing. So amazing that I had to put the book down and grasp for air. After that, it seemed as though the book went downhill for me, for several reasons. I have a lot in common with the author of this book. I g...

    This essay collection has pieces on Bernard's experiences as a black woman in Vermont, on her family history in Alabama and Nashville, on her experiences teaching African American literature, and on adopting twin girls from Ethiopia. It's a strong collection, with a lot of interesting ...

    Profound, compelling, relatable, and full of purpose. A new and important addition to the conversation of race and privilege going on in America right now. Ms. Bernard shares the story of her stabbing, her black physical body and also her black cultural body experience. Her willing...

    Teen fantasy is my staple, so this is definitely a change of pace. Also, this review is coming from a white woman who lives in the South, in a place that is 76% white, and racial tension and prejudices are fairly common. This book is written so well and felt so genuine. After the fi...

    A definite contender for my personal best books of 2019 list! This book is a gift. I savored every essay. ...

    Spectacular! An amazing tapestry of essays woven together with grace and elegance. Bernard?s book should be required reading for all first year college students. Her reflections on race and otherness are deep and thought provoking. But what I found most moving were her essays on fami...

    I found each essay captivatingly intimate. I especially love how Emily expresses her deliberations and honest interpretations of life and humanity. Black Is The Body is a fluid, lovely, meaningful read. If you value motherhood, family, friendship, culture and human connections, you ...

    A beautiful essay collection about the complexities of living in a black female body in America. Lyrical and literary. Personal and communal. ...

    Interesting perspective on race relations. Author began writing when hospitalized after being stabbed by a white man. ...

    I'm usually not a memoir fan but from page one I found Emily Bernards writing compelling, honest and insightful. She opened my eyes to things like adoptive motherhood and various challenges we face when talking about race in America. I only wish she had challenged non black Americans...

    Black Is the Body: Stories from My Grandmother's Time, My Mother's Time, and Mine is an anthology of semi-autobiographical personal essays about the black female experience over three generations and was written by Emily Bernard. The theme of this anthology is about race ? particular...

    Bernard is a professor in Vermont, married to a white man who is also a professor in the English department at UVM. These essays explore race, racism, violence, interracial marriage, adoption, life as a black woman in predominantly white spaces (and the second whitest state in the nati...

    I picked this book up after hearing an interview with Dr. Bernard on NPR. During the interview she did a reading from her essay, Black is the Body in which she overheard her six year old twin daughters becoming aware of race after seeing a commercial about Black History month: "See...

    A deeply personal book of essays with an academic lens that explores the life of a Black woman in different stages of her career and family. She delves into the international adoption of her twin girls, her interracial relationship and how both those huge events play out in her underst...

    Thoughtful, complex, and no easy answers. Emily Bernard explores motherhood, adoption, family legacies race, and identity in this collection of raw yet lyrical essays. The words flew off the page and got under my skin. ...

    Emily Bernard, what a story teller! Loved this book. I laughed, cried, reflected, and learned. Can?t wait to read it again. Emily?s words are magic. Some parts I just want to read over and over again because the writing is so beautiful. ...

    Amazingly honest stories. I'm so grateful that Emily Bernard lets us into her life. ...

    Really loved Bernard's intimate perspective on being a black woman, the loneliness, fear, frustration, and pride. A powerful read! ...

    3.5 Stars. I liked the essays about her maternal family and adopting twins from Ethiopia. A good book for readers who enjoy personal essay collections. ...

    Just read this in one sitting. Insightful and beautifully written essays. ...

    ...

    ...

  • Juliaruth
    Oct 29, 2018

    Wow *cracks knuckles* this book y'all. The introduction and first essay is amazing. So amazing that I had to put the book down and grasp for air. After that, it seemed as though the book went downhill for me, for several reasons. I have a lot in common with the author of this book. I g...

    This essay collection has pieces on Bernard's experiences as a black woman in Vermont, on her family history in Alabama and Nashville, on her experiences teaching African American literature, and on adopting twin girls from Ethiopia. It's a strong collection, with a lot of interesting ...

    Profound, compelling, relatable, and full of purpose. A new and important addition to the conversation of race and privilege going on in America right now. Ms. Bernard shares the story of her stabbing, her black physical body and also her black cultural body experience. Her willing...

    Teen fantasy is my staple, so this is definitely a change of pace. Also, this review is coming from a white woman who lives in the South, in a place that is 76% white, and racial tension and prejudices are fairly common. This book is written so well and felt so genuine. After the fi...

    A definite contender for my personal best books of 2019 list! This book is a gift. I savored every essay. ...

    Spectacular! An amazing tapestry of essays woven together with grace and elegance. Bernard?s book should be required reading for all first year college students. Her reflections on race and otherness are deep and thought provoking. But what I found most moving were her essays on fami...

    I found each essay captivatingly intimate. I especially love how Emily expresses her deliberations and honest interpretations of life and humanity. Black Is The Body is a fluid, lovely, meaningful read. If you value motherhood, family, friendship, culture and human connections, you ...

    A beautiful essay collection about the complexities of living in a black female body in America. Lyrical and literary. Personal and communal. ...

    Interesting perspective on race relations. Author began writing when hospitalized after being stabbed by a white man. ...

    I'm usually not a memoir fan but from page one I found Emily Bernards writing compelling, honest and insightful. She opened my eyes to things like adoptive motherhood and various challenges we face when talking about race in America. I only wish she had challenged non black Americans...

    Black Is the Body: Stories from My Grandmother's Time, My Mother's Time, and Mine is an anthology of semi-autobiographical personal essays about the black female experience over three generations and was written by Emily Bernard. The theme of this anthology is about race ? particular...

    Bernard is a professor in Vermont, married to a white man who is also a professor in the English department at UVM. These essays explore race, racism, violence, interracial marriage, adoption, life as a black woman in predominantly white spaces (and the second whitest state in the nati...

    I picked this book up after hearing an interview with Dr. Bernard on NPR. During the interview she did a reading from her essay, Black is the Body in which she overheard her six year old twin daughters becoming aware of race after seeing a commercial about Black History month: "See...

    A deeply personal book of essays with an academic lens that explores the life of a Black woman in different stages of her career and family. She delves into the international adoption of her twin girls, her interracial relationship and how both those huge events play out in her underst...

    Thoughtful, complex, and no easy answers. Emily Bernard explores motherhood, adoption, family legacies race, and identity in this collection of raw yet lyrical essays. The words flew off the page and got under my skin. ...

    Emily Bernard, what a story teller! Loved this book. I laughed, cried, reflected, and learned. Can?t wait to read it again. Emily?s words are magic. Some parts I just want to read over and over again because the writing is so beautiful. ...

    Amazingly honest stories. I'm so grateful that Emily Bernard lets us into her life. ...

    Really loved Bernard's intimate perspective on being a black woman, the loneliness, fear, frustration, and pride. A powerful read! ...

    3.5 Stars. I liked the essays about her maternal family and adopting twins from Ethiopia. A good book for readers who enjoy personal essay collections. ...

    Just read this in one sitting. Insightful and beautifully written essays. ...

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    ...

    ...

    ...

  • Kate
    Feb 15, 2019

    Wow *cracks knuckles* this book y'all. The introduction and first essay is amazing. So amazing that I had to put the book down and grasp for air. After that, it seemed as though the book went downhill for me, for several reasons. I have a lot in common with the author of this book. I g...

    This essay collection has pieces on Bernard's experiences as a black woman in Vermont, on her family history in Alabama and Nashville, on her experiences teaching African American literature, and on adopting twin girls from Ethiopia. It's a strong collection, with a lot of interesting ...

    Profound, compelling, relatable, and full of purpose. A new and important addition to the conversation of race and privilege going on in America right now. Ms. Bernard shares the story of her stabbing, her black physical body and also her black cultural body experience. Her willing...

    Teen fantasy is my staple, so this is definitely a change of pace. Also, this review is coming from a white woman who lives in the South, in a place that is 76% white, and racial tension and prejudices are fairly common. This book is written so well and felt so genuine. After the fi...

    A definite contender for my personal best books of 2019 list! This book is a gift. I savored every essay. ...

  • Lisa Porter
    Feb 12, 2019

    Wow *cracks knuckles* this book y'all. The introduction and first essay is amazing. So amazing that I had to put the book down and grasp for air. After that, it seemed as though the book went downhill for me, for several reasons. I have a lot in common with the author of this book. I g...

    This essay collection has pieces on Bernard's experiences as a black woman in Vermont, on her family history in Alabama and Nashville, on her experiences teaching African American literature, and on adopting twin girls from Ethiopia. It's a strong collection, with a lot of interesting ...

    Profound, compelling, relatable, and full of purpose. A new and important addition to the conversation of race and privilege going on in America right now. Ms. Bernard shares the story of her stabbing, her black physical body and also her black cultural body experience. Her willing...

    Teen fantasy is my staple, so this is definitely a change of pace. Also, this review is coming from a white woman who lives in the South, in a place that is 76% white, and racial tension and prejudices are fairly common. This book is written so well and felt so genuine. After the fi...

    A definite contender for my personal best books of 2019 list! This book is a gift. I savored every essay. ...

    Spectacular! An amazing tapestry of essays woven together with grace and elegance. Bernard?s book should be required reading for all first year college students. Her reflections on race and otherness are deep and thought provoking. But what I found most moving were her essays on fami...

    I found each essay captivatingly intimate. I especially love how Emily expresses her deliberations and honest interpretations of life and humanity. Black Is The Body is a fluid, lovely, meaningful read. If you value motherhood, family, friendship, culture and human connections, you ...

    A beautiful essay collection about the complexities of living in a black female body in America. Lyrical and literary. Personal and communal. ...

    Interesting perspective on race relations. Author began writing when hospitalized after being stabbed by a white man. ...

    I'm usually not a memoir fan but from page one I found Emily Bernards writing compelling, honest and insightful. She opened my eyes to things like adoptive motherhood and various challenges we face when talking about race in America. I only wish she had challenged non black Americans...

    Black Is the Body: Stories from My Grandmother's Time, My Mother's Time, and Mine is an anthology of semi-autobiographical personal essays about the black female experience over three generations and was written by Emily Bernard. The theme of this anthology is about race ? particular...

    Bernard is a professor in Vermont, married to a white man who is also a professor in the English department at UVM. These essays explore race, racism, violence, interracial marriage, adoption, life as a black woman in predominantly white spaces (and the second whitest state in the nati...

    I picked this book up after hearing an interview with Dr. Bernard on NPR. During the interview she did a reading from her essay, Black is the Body in which she overheard her six year old twin daughters becoming aware of race after seeing a commercial about Black History month: "See...

    A deeply personal book of essays with an academic lens that explores the life of a Black woman in different stages of her career and family. She delves into the international adoption of her twin girls, her interracial relationship and how both those huge events play out in her underst...

    Thoughtful, complex, and no easy answers. Emily Bernard explores motherhood, adoption, family legacies race, and identity in this collection of raw yet lyrical essays. The words flew off the page and got under my skin. ...

    Emily Bernard, what a story teller! Loved this book. I laughed, cried, reflected, and learned. Can?t wait to read it again. Emily?s words are magic. Some parts I just want to read over and over again because the writing is so beautiful. ...

  • rose desimone
    Jan 30, 2019

    Wow *cracks knuckles* this book y'all. The introduction and first essay is amazing. So amazing that I had to put the book down and grasp for air. After that, it seemed as though the book went downhill for me, for several reasons. I have a lot in common with the author of this book. I g...

    This essay collection has pieces on Bernard's experiences as a black woman in Vermont, on her family history in Alabama and Nashville, on her experiences teaching African American literature, and on adopting twin girls from Ethiopia. It's a strong collection, with a lot of interesting ...

    Profound, compelling, relatable, and full of purpose. A new and important addition to the conversation of race and privilege going on in America right now. Ms. Bernard shares the story of her stabbing, her black physical body and also her black cultural body experience. Her willing...

    Teen fantasy is my staple, so this is definitely a change of pace. Also, this review is coming from a white woman who lives in the South, in a place that is 76% white, and racial tension and prejudices are fairly common. This book is written so well and felt so genuine. After the fi...

    A definite contender for my personal best books of 2019 list! This book is a gift. I savored every essay. ...

    Spectacular! An amazing tapestry of essays woven together with grace and elegance. Bernard?s book should be required reading for all first year college students. Her reflections on race and otherness are deep and thought provoking. But what I found most moving were her essays on fami...

    I found each essay captivatingly intimate. I especially love how Emily expresses her deliberations and honest interpretations of life and humanity. Black Is The Body is a fluid, lovely, meaningful read. If you value motherhood, family, friendship, culture and human connections, you ...

    A beautiful essay collection about the complexities of living in a black female body in America. Lyrical and literary. Personal and communal. ...

    Interesting perspective on race relations. Author began writing when hospitalized after being stabbed by a white man. ...

    I'm usually not a memoir fan but from page one I found Emily Bernards writing compelling, honest and insightful. She opened my eyes to things like adoptive motherhood and various challenges we face when talking about race in America. I only wish she had challenged non black Americans...

    Black Is the Body: Stories from My Grandmother's Time, My Mother's Time, and Mine is an anthology of semi-autobiographical personal essays about the black female experience over three generations and was written by Emily Bernard. The theme of this anthology is about race ? particular...

    Bernard is a professor in Vermont, married to a white man who is also a professor in the English department at UVM. These essays explore race, racism, violence, interracial marriage, adoption, life as a black woman in predominantly white spaces (and the second whitest state in the nati...

    I picked this book up after hearing an interview with Dr. Bernard on NPR. During the interview she did a reading from her essay, Black is the Body in which she overheard her six year old twin daughters becoming aware of race after seeing a commercial about Black History month: "See...

    A deeply personal book of essays with an academic lens that explores the life of a Black woman in different stages of her career and family. She delves into the international adoption of her twin girls, her interracial relationship and how both those huge events play out in her underst...

    Thoughtful, complex, and no easy answers. Emily Bernard explores motherhood, adoption, family legacies race, and identity in this collection of raw yet lyrical essays. The words flew off the page and got under my skin. ...

    Emily Bernard, what a story teller! Loved this book. I laughed, cried, reflected, and learned. Can?t wait to read it again. Emily?s words are magic. Some parts I just want to read over and over again because the writing is so beautiful. ...

    Amazingly honest stories. I'm so grateful that Emily Bernard lets us into her life. ...

    Really loved Bernard's intimate perspective on being a black woman, the loneliness, fear, frustration, and pride. A powerful read! ...

    3.5 Stars. I liked the essays about her maternal family and adopting twins from Ethiopia. A good book for readers who enjoy personal essay collections. ...

    Just read this in one sitting. Insightful and beautifully written essays. ...

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  • Senshin
    Jan 31, 2019

    Wow *cracks knuckles* this book y'all. The introduction and first essay is amazing. So amazing that I had to put the book down and grasp for air. After that, it seemed as though the book went downhill for me, for several reasons. I have a lot in common with the author of this book. I g...

    This essay collection has pieces on Bernard's experiences as a black woman in Vermont, on her family history in Alabama and Nashville, on her experiences teaching African American literature, and on adopting twin girls from Ethiopia. It's a strong collection, with a lot of interesting ...

    Profound, compelling, relatable, and full of purpose. A new and important addition to the conversation of race and privilege going on in America right now. Ms. Bernard shares the story of her stabbing, her black physical body and also her black cultural body experience. Her willing...

    Teen fantasy is my staple, so this is definitely a change of pace. Also, this review is coming from a white woman who lives in the South, in a place that is 76% white, and racial tension and prejudices are fairly common. This book is written so well and felt so genuine. After the fi...

    A definite contender for my personal best books of 2019 list! This book is a gift. I savored every essay. ...

    Spectacular! An amazing tapestry of essays woven together with grace and elegance. Bernard?s book should be required reading for all first year college students. Her reflections on race and otherness are deep and thought provoking. But what I found most moving were her essays on fami...

    I found each essay captivatingly intimate. I especially love how Emily expresses her deliberations and honest interpretations of life and humanity. Black Is The Body is a fluid, lovely, meaningful read. If you value motherhood, family, friendship, culture and human connections, you ...

    A beautiful essay collection about the complexities of living in a black female body in America. Lyrical and literary. Personal and communal. ...

    Interesting perspective on race relations. Author began writing when hospitalized after being stabbed by a white man. ...

    I'm usually not a memoir fan but from page one I found Emily Bernards writing compelling, honest and insightful. She opened my eyes to things like adoptive motherhood and various challenges we face when talking about race in America. I only wish she had challenged non black Americans...

    Black Is the Body: Stories from My Grandmother's Time, My Mother's Time, and Mine is an anthology of semi-autobiographical personal essays about the black female experience over three generations and was written by Emily Bernard. The theme of this anthology is about race ? particular...

    Bernard is a professor in Vermont, married to a white man who is also a professor in the English department at UVM. These essays explore race, racism, violence, interracial marriage, adoption, life as a black woman in predominantly white spaces (and the second whitest state in the nati...

    I picked this book up after hearing an interview with Dr. Bernard on NPR. During the interview she did a reading from her essay, Black is the Body in which she overheard her six year old twin daughters becoming aware of race after seeing a commercial about Black History month: "See...

    A deeply personal book of essays with an academic lens that explores the life of a Black woman in different stages of her career and family. She delves into the international adoption of her twin girls, her interracial relationship and how both those huge events play out in her underst...

    Thoughtful, complex, and no easy answers. Emily Bernard explores motherhood, adoption, family legacies race, and identity in this collection of raw yet lyrical essays. The words flew off the page and got under my skin. ...

    Emily Bernard, what a story teller! Loved this book. I laughed, cried, reflected, and learned. Can?t wait to read it again. Emily?s words are magic. Some parts I just want to read over and over again because the writing is so beautiful. ...

    Amazingly honest stories. I'm so grateful that Emily Bernard lets us into her life. ...

    Really loved Bernard's intimate perspective on being a black woman, the loneliness, fear, frustration, and pride. A powerful read! ...

    3.5 Stars. I liked the essays about her maternal family and adopting twins from Ethiopia. A good book for readers who enjoy personal essay collections. ...

    Just read this in one sitting. Insightful and beautifully written essays. ...

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  • Christine
    Feb 13, 2019

    Wow *cracks knuckles* this book y'all. The introduction and first essay is amazing. So amazing that I had to put the book down and grasp for air. After that, it seemed as though the book went downhill for me, for several reasons. I have a lot in common with the author of this book. I g...

    This essay collection has pieces on Bernard's experiences as a black woman in Vermont, on her family history in Alabama and Nashville, on her experiences teaching African American literature, and on adopting twin girls from Ethiopia. It's a strong collection, with a lot of interesting ...

    Profound, compelling, relatable, and full of purpose. A new and important addition to the conversation of race and privilege going on in America right now. Ms. Bernard shares the story of her stabbing, her black physical body and also her black cultural body experience. Her willing...

    Teen fantasy is my staple, so this is definitely a change of pace. Also, this review is coming from a white woman who lives in the South, in a place that is 76% white, and racial tension and prejudices are fairly common. This book is written so well and felt so genuine. After the fi...

    A definite contender for my personal best books of 2019 list! This book is a gift. I savored every essay. ...

    Spectacular! An amazing tapestry of essays woven together with grace and elegance. Bernard?s book should be required reading for all first year college students. Her reflections on race and otherness are deep and thought provoking. But what I found most moving were her essays on fami...

    I found each essay captivatingly intimate. I especially love how Emily expresses her deliberations and honest interpretations of life and humanity. Black Is The Body is a fluid, lovely, meaningful read. If you value motherhood, family, friendship, culture and human connections, you ...

    A beautiful essay collection about the complexities of living in a black female body in America. Lyrical and literary. Personal and communal. ...

    Interesting perspective on race relations. Author began writing when hospitalized after being stabbed by a white man. ...

    I'm usually not a memoir fan but from page one I found Emily Bernards writing compelling, honest and insightful. She opened my eyes to things like adoptive motherhood and various challenges we face when talking about race in America. I only wish she had challenged non black Americans...

    Black Is the Body: Stories from My Grandmother's Time, My Mother's Time, and Mine is an anthology of semi-autobiographical personal essays about the black female experience over three generations and was written by Emily Bernard. The theme of this anthology is about race ? particular...

    Bernard is a professor in Vermont, married to a white man who is also a professor in the English department at UVM. These essays explore race, racism, violence, interracial marriage, adoption, life as a black woman in predominantly white spaces (and the second whitest state in the nati...

    I picked this book up after hearing an interview with Dr. Bernard on NPR. During the interview she did a reading from her essay, Black is the Body in which she overheard her six year old twin daughters becoming aware of race after seeing a commercial about Black History month: "See...

    A deeply personal book of essays with an academic lens that explores the life of a Black woman in different stages of her career and family. She delves into the international adoption of her twin girls, her interracial relationship and how both those huge events play out in her underst...

    Thoughtful, complex, and no easy answers. Emily Bernard explores motherhood, adoption, family legacies race, and identity in this collection of raw yet lyrical essays. The words flew off the page and got under my skin. ...

    Emily Bernard, what a story teller! Loved this book. I laughed, cried, reflected, and learned. Can?t wait to read it again. Emily?s words are magic. Some parts I just want to read over and over again because the writing is so beautiful. ...

    Amazingly honest stories. I'm so grateful that Emily Bernard lets us into her life. ...

    Really loved Bernard's intimate perspective on being a black woman, the loneliness, fear, frustration, and pride. A powerful read! ...

    3.5 Stars. I liked the essays about her maternal family and adopting twins from Ethiopia. A good book for readers who enjoy personal essay collections. ...

    Just read this in one sitting. Insightful and beautifully written essays. ...

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  • MrCasey McCord
    Feb 01, 2019

    Wow *cracks knuckles* this book y'all. The introduction and first essay is amazing. So amazing that I had to put the book down and grasp for air. After that, it seemed as though the book went downhill for me, for several reasons. I have a lot in common with the author of this book. I g...

    This essay collection has pieces on Bernard's experiences as a black woman in Vermont, on her family history in Alabama and Nashville, on her experiences teaching African American literature, and on adopting twin girls from Ethiopia. It's a strong collection, with a lot of interesting ...

    Profound, compelling, relatable, and full of purpose. A new and important addition to the conversation of race and privilege going on in America right now. Ms. Bernard shares the story of her stabbing, her black physical body and also her black cultural body experience. Her willing...

    Teen fantasy is my staple, so this is definitely a change of pace. Also, this review is coming from a white woman who lives in the South, in a place that is 76% white, and racial tension and prejudices are fairly common. This book is written so well and felt so genuine. After the fi...

    A definite contender for my personal best books of 2019 list! This book is a gift. I savored every essay. ...

    Spectacular! An amazing tapestry of essays woven together with grace and elegance. Bernard?s book should be required reading for all first year college students. Her reflections on race and otherness are deep and thought provoking. But what I found most moving were her essays on fami...

    I found each essay captivatingly intimate. I especially love how Emily expresses her deliberations and honest interpretations of life and humanity. Black Is The Body is a fluid, lovely, meaningful read. If you value motherhood, family, friendship, culture and human connections, you ...

    A beautiful essay collection about the complexities of living in a black female body in America. Lyrical and literary. Personal and communal. ...

    Interesting perspective on race relations. Author began writing when hospitalized after being stabbed by a white man. ...

    I'm usually not a memoir fan but from page one I found Emily Bernards writing compelling, honest and insightful. She opened my eyes to things like adoptive motherhood and various challenges we face when talking about race in America. I only wish she had challenged non black Americans...

    Black Is the Body: Stories from My Grandmother's Time, My Mother's Time, and Mine is an anthology of semi-autobiographical personal essays about the black female experience over three generations and was written by Emily Bernard. The theme of this anthology is about race ? particular...

    Bernard is a professor in Vermont, married to a white man who is also a professor in the English department at UVM. These essays explore race, racism, violence, interracial marriage, adoption, life as a black woman in predominantly white spaces (and the second whitest state in the nati...

    I picked this book up after hearing an interview with Dr. Bernard on NPR. During the interview she did a reading from her essay, Black is the Body in which she overheard her six year old twin daughters becoming aware of race after seeing a commercial about Black History month: "See...

    A deeply personal book of essays with an academic lens that explores the life of a Black woman in different stages of her career and family. She delves into the international adoption of her twin girls, her interracial relationship and how both those huge events play out in her underst...

    Thoughtful, complex, and no easy answers. Emily Bernard explores motherhood, adoption, family legacies race, and identity in this collection of raw yet lyrical essays. The words flew off the page and got under my skin. ...

    Emily Bernard, what a story teller! Loved this book. I laughed, cried, reflected, and learned. Can?t wait to read it again. Emily?s words are magic. Some parts I just want to read over and over again because the writing is so beautiful. ...

    Amazingly honest stories. I'm so grateful that Emily Bernard lets us into her life. ...

    Really loved Bernard's intimate perspective on being a black woman, the loneliness, fear, frustration, and pride. A powerful read! ...

    3.5 Stars. I liked the essays about her maternal family and adopting twins from Ethiopia. A good book for readers who enjoy personal essay collections. ...

    Just read this in one sitting. Insightful and beautifully written essays. ...

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  • Ben Truong
    Feb 10, 2019

    Wow *cracks knuckles* this book y'all. The introduction and first essay is amazing. So amazing that I had to put the book down and grasp for air. After that, it seemed as though the book went downhill for me, for several reasons. I have a lot in common with the author of this book. I g...

    This essay collection has pieces on Bernard's experiences as a black woman in Vermont, on her family history in Alabama and Nashville, on her experiences teaching African American literature, and on adopting twin girls from Ethiopia. It's a strong collection, with a lot of interesting ...

    Profound, compelling, relatable, and full of purpose. A new and important addition to the conversation of race and privilege going on in America right now. Ms. Bernard shares the story of her stabbing, her black physical body and also her black cultural body experience. Her willing...

    Teen fantasy is my staple, so this is definitely a change of pace. Also, this review is coming from a white woman who lives in the South, in a place that is 76% white, and racial tension and prejudices are fairly common. This book is written so well and felt so genuine. After the fi...

    A definite contender for my personal best books of 2019 list! This book is a gift. I savored every essay. ...

    Spectacular! An amazing tapestry of essays woven together with grace and elegance. Bernard?s book should be required reading for all first year college students. Her reflections on race and otherness are deep and thought provoking. But what I found most moving were her essays on fami...

    I found each essay captivatingly intimate. I especially love how Emily expresses her deliberations and honest interpretations of life and humanity. Black Is The Body is a fluid, lovely, meaningful read. If you value motherhood, family, friendship, culture and human connections, you ...

    A beautiful essay collection about the complexities of living in a black female body in America. Lyrical and literary. Personal and communal. ...

    Interesting perspective on race relations. Author began writing when hospitalized after being stabbed by a white man. ...

    I'm usually not a memoir fan but from page one I found Emily Bernards writing compelling, honest and insightful. She opened my eyes to things like adoptive motherhood and various challenges we face when talking about race in America. I only wish she had challenged non black Americans...

    Black Is the Body: Stories from My Grandmother's Time, My Mother's Time, and Mine is an anthology of semi-autobiographical personal essays about the black female experience over three generations and was written by Emily Bernard. The theme of this anthology is about race ? particular...

  • SharonMO
    Feb 02, 2019

    Wow *cracks knuckles* this book y'all. The introduction and first essay is amazing. So amazing that I had to put the book down and grasp for air. After that, it seemed as though the book went downhill for me, for several reasons. I have a lot in common with the author of this book. I g...

    This essay collection has pieces on Bernard's experiences as a black woman in Vermont, on her family history in Alabama and Nashville, on her experiences teaching African American literature, and on adopting twin girls from Ethiopia. It's a strong collection, with a lot of interesting ...

    Profound, compelling, relatable, and full of purpose. A new and important addition to the conversation of race and privilege going on in America right now. Ms. Bernard shares the story of her stabbing, her black physical body and also her black cultural body experience. Her willing...

    Teen fantasy is my staple, so this is definitely a change of pace. Also, this review is coming from a white woman who lives in the South, in a place that is 76% white, and racial tension and prejudices are fairly common. This book is written so well and felt so genuine. After the fi...

    A definite contender for my personal best books of 2019 list! This book is a gift. I savored every essay. ...

    Spectacular! An amazing tapestry of essays woven together with grace and elegance. Bernard?s book should be required reading for all first year college students. Her reflections on race and otherness are deep and thought provoking. But what I found most moving were her essays on fami...

    I found each essay captivatingly intimate. I especially love how Emily expresses her deliberations and honest interpretations of life and humanity. Black Is The Body is a fluid, lovely, meaningful read. If you value motherhood, family, friendship, culture and human connections, you ...