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Dark Girls

4.34  ·  Rating Details ·  68 Ratings  ·  17 Reviews
In the tradition of theNew York TimesbestsellingI Dream a WorldandCrownscomes this full-color companion volume to the acclaimed NAACP Award–nominated documentaryDark Girls—an inspiring and breathtaking photo book that celebrates dark-skinned women.

Black has never been more beautiful, witnessed by this magnificent collection featuring accomplished dark skinned-women from al
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ebook, 192 pages
Published November 11th 2014 by Amistad (first published November 4th 2014)
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Prima Lily
Dec 08, 2015 Prima Lily rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"When this [white] man and I have a child, she will be the type of woman black men like you really want to date. So in that respect, I am looking out for you..." ~Peres Owino
BOOM!! She murdered his colorist behind.
Thank you, Bill Duke, for this book!
Growing up being the darkest of my 3 sisters, I grew up believing that there was only light and dark--no in between, and I always fell on the dark end of the spectrum. And although my family never made a difference between my sisters and I, the world
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Ashley
Feb 05, 2015 Ashley rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: biography, 2015
This is a great book, but I wish the women's words were given more space. Maybe conversational excerpts of the interviews? The quotes really served to make me curious about each of these women, but I did wish for a bit more depth in the coverage. As it is, the book is still satisfying, and Dark Girls is now at the top of my to-watch list because of it.
Kema
Apr 21, 2015 Kema rated it really liked it
I wish this book had been around when I was growing up. Such a beautiful way to inspire young ladies. I want to give one to all my lovely dark sisters.
Tony Hynes
Dec 09, 2015 Tony Hynes rated it liked it
A great book showcasing the beauty of the brown skinned woman. If I ever have a daughter, this will be one of the first books she reads.
Jamila
Jan 24, 2016 Jamila rated it it was amazing
This book is beautiful and inspiring. #Blackgirlmagic shines on every page!
Rainey
Jan 25, 2015 Rainey rated it really liked it
Beautiful photography, but I wish the interviews told us more about the women featured.
Donnie Wilson
Aug 16, 2015 Donnie Wilson rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I am definitely in awe of Mr. Duke! His love and compassion resonates from a brother, father, or son whose has paid witness to the great distaste for what many in our society deem unattractive. I was fortunate enough to have had parents to instill in me my blackness was beauty. I never doubted who I was, however I couldn't help but notice the attitudes of men of African descent preference for the lighter hue. It wasn't something dwelled on or gave much thought. I personally feel to each it's ...more
Rachel Pickett
Jan 01, 2016 Rachel Pickett rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this book mainly because it highlighted so many perspectives from women with different ages and backgrounds. Missy Elliot's feature was my absolute favorite. She is inspiring. I've struggled with self-image during my childhood and even now and it's great to see that I am not alone in my experiences and efforts to move toward confidence. This is a book I will keep and revisit whenever I need some uplifting words.

I removed a star because I thought I'd hear from Lupita. I appreciate the
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Sheree Murphy
Jan 17, 2015 Sheree Murphy rated it really liked it
"My skin color is not a reflection of who or what I am. Instead, the brilliantly implemented undertones are an indication of God's will for diversity, acceptance; and admiration of something rare. Unconventional, revolutionary beauty is to be appreciated."-Joi Dukes
Sydney Spann
Feb 02, 2016 Sydney Spann rated it liked it
This book was alright. It wasn't what I thought it would be. It was more of a collection of quotes and paragraphs rather than a book. It was uplifting though so that's why I give it three stars.
Leonard
Jan 23, 2015 Leonard rated it it was amazing
This is a fine reminder of how the world is experienced through the eyes of black women and girls. Quick reading too.
phillipa tucker
Mar 28, 2015 phillipa tucker rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Real and beautiful

All women should read regardless of your skin color.
A testament in knowing your true inner beauty in spite of............
Barrington Iruke
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Millicent
Feb 13, 2015 Millicent rated it it was ok
I was expecting photography that was as stunning as the book cover....That was lackluster.
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We should have more great books like this!
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