Go, Tell Michelle
African American Women Write to the New First LadyeBook - 2009
Passionate, shattering, and tender, this book gathers together letters to Michelle Obama, written by African American and African women. Shortly after the election, the Uncrowned Queens Institute in Buffalo, New York, sent out a call across the country for African American women to share their hopes, fears, and advice with the new First Lady. Hundreds of letters and poems poured in, signaling both an unprecedented moment in our nation's history and a remarkable opportunity for African American women to look at the White House and see and speak to one of their own there. These very personal letters and poems, written by women from all ages and walks of life, celebrate a newfound hope for our world and children, speak to a strong sisterhood with the First Lady, confess often very private fears and dreams, and acknowledge and remember the generations before who endured so much for so long.--From publisher description.
Publisher: Albany, N.Y. : State University of New York Press, ©2009
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xxii, 268 pages)