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  • ISBN: 9781517907631
  • ISBN: 1517907632
  • Physical Description: 188 pages ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, [2020]

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Prologue: Liza -- My Roots -- Coming Clean -- Tania's Birthday -- The "Award" -- Finally Independent -- Reflections on Teaching -- Expectations and Assumptions -- How Long Does it Take? -- I Want to Know My Name -- The Bank Robbery -- Neighborhood Watch -- My Daughter, Myself -- Sex and the Single Grandma -- Say What? -- Earth Angels -- Stones and Sticks.
Summary, etc.:
"Recipient of the 2010 Kay Sexton Award, Tell Me Your Names and I Will Testify are the long-awaited collection from local literary figure Carolyn Holbrook. A collection of linked essays, Tell Me Your Names follow Holbrook's transformation from a pregnant 16-year-old incarcerated in the Minnesota juvenile justice system through her years living in Minneapolis, raising a family, and eventually to the founder of an organization that challenges conventional ideas about writers of color and provides support for them. Each essay grows from, in some way, stories that are born from silence, or being silenced; stories held inside and untold, hidden traumas: from her family history; her time incarcerated as a teen mother; her life as a teacher, especially working with children of color; cycles of domestic and sexual abuse; and why telling these stories is so necessary for working through traumas personal and collective"-- Provided by publisher.
Author Notes

Carolyn Holbrook leads More Than a Single Story, a series of panel discussions and community conversations for people of color and indigenous writers and arts activists. She is author of Ordinary People, Extraordinary Journeys and Earth Angels, and coauthor with Arleta Little of Minnesota civil rights icon Dr. Josie R. Johnson&;s memoir, Hope In the Struggle (Minnesota, 2019). Her personal essays have been published in A Good Time for the Truth: Race in Minnesota and Blues Vision: African American Writing from Minnesota. She is recipient of the Hamline University Exemplary Teacher Award, the Minnesota Book Awards Kay Sexton Award, a Metropolitan Regional Arts Council Next Step grant, a Minnesota State Arts Board Cultural Community Partnership grant, a Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative grant, and was an AARP/Pollen Midwest 50 over 50 honoree. She teaches at Hamline University and in community venues. She is the mother of five, grandmother of eight, and great-grandmother of one.

Subject: Holbrook, Carolyn (Carolyn L.)
African American women authors > Biography.
African American women authors > Political and social views.
Authors, American > Biography.
Women authors > Biography.
African Americans > Biography.
Genre: Autobiographies.

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