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bell hooks



Liza Matthews

Author bell hooks is the Distinguished Professor in Residence in Appalachian Studies at Berea College. Born Gloria Jean Watkins in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, she has chosen the lower case pen name bell hooks, based on the names of her mother and grandmother, to emphasize the importance of the substance of her writing as opposed to who she is. She is the author of over 30 books, many of which have focused on issues of social class, race and gender. Her latest books are titled "Uncut Funk: A Contemplative Dialogue" and "Writing Beyond Race"

A cultural critic, an intellectual and a feminist writer, bell hooks is best known for classic books including "Ain't I a Woman," "Bone Black," "All About Love," "Rock My Soul," "Belonging," "We Real Cool," "Where We Stand," "Teaching to Transgress," "Teaching Community," "Outlaw Culture" "and Reel to Real." She resides in her home state of Kentucky.

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Books:
All About Love: New Visions
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
William Morrow & Company
January 2018
ISBN 9780060959470
272 pages
$15.99, INSTOCK
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"The word "love" is most often defined as a noun, yet...we would all love to better if we used it as a verb," writes bell hooks as she comes out fighting and on fire in All About Love. More/less

Happy to Be Nappy
Children / Teens
Jump at the Sun/ Hyperion
January 2017
ISBN 9781484788417
32 pages
$7.99, INSTOCK
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Happy to be nappy! Happy with hair all short and strong. Happy with locks that twist and curl. More/less

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