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“Colored Me: Black Women Shout from the Ivory Tower connects us to a story that has not been told since 1991, when Lorene Cary’s coming of age narrative, Black Ice, exploded onto the literary scene. Dr. Russell’s book weaves a tapestry of authentic 21st Century voices that command our attention. These are voices that educators and parents need to hear.”

—Dr. Joyce E. King
Benjamin E. Mays Endowed Chair for Urban Teaching
Learning & Leadership and Professor of Educational Policy Studies
Author, Black Mothers to Sons: Juxtaposing African American Literature with Social Practice

“Beautifully written and thoughtfully delivered, Colored Me, provokes a much-needed discussion of a topic that many are fearful to address. These honest, and sometimes painful, recollections are a must-read for teachers and administrators in schools that serve ethnically diverse populations.”

—Marcia Prewitt Spiller
Head of School, The Children’s School (Atlanta)
Chair, National Association of Independent Schools

“Russell’s text provides a window into an experience that is significant in its rarity and provocative in its complexity. I commend and recommend this enjoyable and accessible read.”

—Layli Maparyan, Ph.D.
Editor of The Womanist Reader