Profiles of Black Women Changing Our World
By Crystal McCrary
Photographs by Lauri Lyons
Michelle Obama. Mary J. Blige. Laila Ali. Soledad O’Brien. Venus Williams. Raven-Symoné. Iman. Patti LaBelle. 30 incredible black women share their stories in INSPIRATION: Profiles of Black Women Changing Our World (Stewart, Tabori & Chang; U.S. $40.00/Can. $45.00; March 2011; ISBN: 978-1-58479-959-7).
The woman profiled in INSPIRATION are contemporary and timeless, bold and courageous, trailblazers and history makers. Their unique voices, images, and stories have shaped the psyche of a whole generation and ushered in a new era of sophisticated, successful black women. From the White House to the courts of Wimbledon, and from Hollywood to the stages of the Metropolitan Opera House—each of these women has influenced the social, cultural, and political landscape of this country and abroad.
Powerful images paired with insightful essays taken from first-person interviews reveal the challenges these celebrated women have faced in their lives and the successes they have achieved. These prolific women are acclaimed activists, producers, publishers, fashion designers, dancers, singers, models, and actresses—and they are now passing their knowledge and lessons on to a new generation.
INSPIRATION is one of the most important collections about black women published in the last 20 years.
About the Author
Crystal McCrary is the co creator of BET’s show Leading Women and the author of novels Gotham Diaries and HomeCourt Advantage. She is a frequent morning show commentator and sits on the advisory board of Jumpstart. She lives in New York City.
Inspiration: Profiles of Black Women Changing our World
By Crystal McCrary
Stewart, Tabori & Chang | March 2011
U.S. $40.00 | Can. $45.00
Hardcover with jacket | 240 pages
9 1/8" x 11" | 60 color photographs
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