Black Girl Boss

Black Girl Boss Author Kimberly Gordon
ISBN-10 1536831395
Year 2016-08-03
Pages 36
Language en

Experience the joys of entrepreneurship with 8 year old Mia in this story coloring book. When she comes up with a new idea, her friends and family work together to help her build a new business.


 GIRLBOSS Author Sophia Amoruso
ISBN-10 9780698154902
Year 2014-05-06
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Penguin

THE RUNAWAY NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The first thing Sophia Amoruso sold online wasn’t fashion—it was a stolen book. She spent her teens hitchhiking, committing petty theft, and dumpster diving. By twenty-two, she had resigned herself to employment, but was still broke, directionless, and working a mediocre day job she’d taken for the health insurance. It was there that Sophia decided to start selling vintage clothes on eBay. Eight years later, she is the founder, CEO, and creative director of Nasty Gal, a $100 million plus online fashion retailer with more than 350 employees. Sophia’s never been a typical CEO, or a typical anything, and she’s written #GIRLBOSS for outsiders (and insiders) seeking a unique path to success, even when that path is winding as all hell and lined with naysayers. #GIRLBOSS includes Sophia’s story, yet is infinitely bigger than Sophia. It’s deeply personal yet universal. Filled with brazen wake-up calls (“You are not a special snowflake”), cunning and frank observations (“Failure is your invention”), and behind-the-scenes stories from Nasty Gal’s meteoric rise, #GIRLBOSS covers a lot of ground. It proves that being successful isn’t about how popular you were in high school or where you went to college (if you went to college). Rather, success is about trusting your instincts and following your gut, knowing which rules to follow and which to break. A #GIRLBOSS takes her life seriously without taking herself too seriously. She takes chances and takes responsibility on her own terms. She knows when to throw punches and when to roll with them. When to button up and when to let her freak flag fly. As Sophia writes, “I have three pieces of advice I want you to remember: Don’t ever grow up. Don’t become a bore. Don’t let The Man get to you. OK? Cool. Then let’s do this.” From the Hardcover edition.

Little Black Girl Lost 2

Little Black Girl Lost 2 Author Keith Lee Johnson
ISBN-10 1601620373
Year 2008-08-26
Pages 377
Language en
Publisher Kensington Books

In this sequel to Little Black Girl Lost, Johnnie Wise, haunted by the murder of her mother's killer and the subsequent riots, is unable to stop thinking about ruthless crime boss Napolean Bentley even though she loves Lucas Matthews, the current man in her life. Reprint.

50 Billion Dollar Boss

50 Billion Dollar Boss Author Kathey Porter
ISBN-10 9781137475022
Year 2016-01-26
Pages 178
Language en
Publisher Springer

This book looks at several successful African American women and chronicles their success, obstacles, challenges, and lessons learned. The authors have first person access to each of these women and break down their stories to help other aspiring entrepreneurs achieve their dreams of starting or owning their own business.

The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl

The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl Author Issa Rae
ISBN-10 9781476749051
Year 2015-02-10
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster

An autoboiography from the Internet video star covers such topics as cybersex in the early days of the Internet, the perils of eating out alone, dealing with unsolicited comments on one's weight, and learning to accept oneself--natural hair and all.

Her Troubled Life

Her Troubled Life Author Linda Moore
ISBN-10 9781496959775
Year 2015-01-23
Pages 236
Language en
Publisher AuthorHouse

For some reason or another, author Linda Moore always ended up with bad people throughout her journey. She had a strange, unexplainable resistance to anything good that came her way. In Her Troubled Life, she shares her story of living a wild and tormented life. In this memoir, she candidly and honestly tells in flashbacks how being abused by her father at tender age set a dark tone for the rest of her life. Moore narrates how rapes, attempted suicides, abuse, character assassinations, infidelity, want, misery, and pain were some of her closest companions. Her Troubled Life details how Moore was blessed with musical talent, but for many years she did not take advantage of her opportunities. She met a Swiss man who helped turn her life around. A story that could be a study of humanity, Her Troubled Life discusses how one woman’s lifelong development was affected by an anguished childhood. It reveals Moore fully—a real woman who bears the effect of what others have done to her and what she has done to herself.

Little Black Girl Lost

Little Black Girl Lost Author Keith Lee Johnson
ISBN-10 9781622861538
Year 2013-06-01
Pages 400
Language en
Publisher Urban Renaissance

Johnnie Wise was just fifteen years old when her mother sold her virginity to an unscrupulous white insurance man named Earl Shamus. Stunningly beautiful, with long naturally wavy black hair, she possessed the voluptuous body of a thirty-year-old woman. Her skin was the color of brown sugar. Johnnie had heard about Earl Shamus and his escapades among the poor black women in New Orleans. But what she didn’t know was that Shamus had quietly made several of the girls in their neighborhood his reluctant concubines when their youthful bodies ripened—she was next. Enter 1950’s New Orleans, a world of betrayal, envy, lust and murder, where everyone has ulterior motives. Take a peek at Johnnie Wise, a 15-year-old girl, being pursued by ruthless crime boss, Napoleon Bentley, who will stop at nothing to have this young beauty. Little Girl Lost will shock you right up to the very end with its revealing truths.

The Girl s Guide to Being a Boss Without Being a Bitch

The Girl s Guide to Being a Boss  Without Being a Bitch Author Caitlin Friedman
ISBN-10 0767924940
Year 2006-04-18
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher Crown Business

Forget what you’ve heard. Nice girls can get the corner office. So, you finally got that promotion. You’re the boss now. The supervisor. The manager. The captain. Those days of taking orders and running errands are over. As exciting as all this might seem, once the rush of the promotion is over, you might be scratching your head wondering exactly what to do. Being the boss is never easy, but it's twice as hard for a woman. It seems like there's no middle ground. Either you're the dragon lady who rules with an iron fist or the mousey girl who gets drowned out at every meeting. When a woman wields authority and dares to make tough decisions, how often is the "B-word" bandied about by her employees? How can she strike that balance between pushover and dictator? Fear not. You can do the job. All you need is a little helpful advice to send you on your way. Whether you supervise two employees as a shift manager or lord over an entire corporate empire, Caitlin Friedman and Kim Yorio will show you how to step gracefully into your new position of power. They’ll teach you how to motivate your team without alienating them, how to delegate without feeling guilty, how to deal with office politics and how to handle evaluations, promotions, and even firings. And for those of you who are already running the show, they can help you become the mentor your employees deserve. Since women still don’t have much of a road map when it comes to taking charge at the office, the team who brought you the national bestseller The Girl’s Guide to Starting Your Own Business drew one up for us. Inside, there are self-assessment questionnaires to help you find out where you land on the bitch or wimp scale, interviews with prominent female bosses, and advice from a whole host of experts. Caitlin Friedman and Kimberly Yorio will teach you to be powerful without being possessive, to be opinionated without being brassy, and to have a strong voice without micromanaging. You’ll learn just how to own the role of queen bee in a positive way so that you can be more mentor than manager - one who leads, inspires, and motivates.

The Bipolar Black Girl

The Bipolar Black Girl Author Andrea Elizabeth Paul
ISBN-10 0986355984
Year 2016-04-26
Pages 136
Language en

#AdventuresWithDrea... Continued. There was nothing, then, there was everything. Feeling as though she's losing control, Andrea is clueless on what to do next. Her mind has defeated her so badly that it lands her in the psychiatric ward. Through her mental illness, Andrea rides a roller coaster of emotions and experiences that make her question, "Am I really crazy?" Diagnosed with bipolar 1 disorder and experiencing a mental breakdown, Andrea is lost in her own world where nothing seems real any longer. How could a perfectly sane girl be bipolar? Follow Andrea as she finds light within her mental illness tunnel. In the same vein as The Black Girl on Prozac, The Bipolar Black Girl aims to shed a light on mental illness in the black community by sharing the account of a regular black girl trying to understand life while living daily with bipolar 1 disorder.

Nasty Galaxy

Nasty Galaxy Author Sophia Amoruso
ISBN-10 9780399174889
Year 2016-10-04
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher Penguin

From Sophia Amoruso, the New York Times-bestselling author of #GIRLBOSS, a lushly illustrated embodiment of the collective spirit of the Nasty Gal brand, Sophia's own personal brand, and girlbosses everywhere, with a foreword by Courtney Love. Warning: this is not a style book. It's not about how to mix prints--it's about how to leave yours on everything you touch. Highly graphic and visual, filled with illustrations, photos and short essays, Nasty Galaxy is part scrapbook, part inspo-journey, with moments of frivolity scattered throughout. Tactical and entertaining, envelope-pushing and conventional, surprising and refreshingly straightforward, Nasty Galaxy is a dive into Sophia's philosophies on work, relationships, balance, friendships, and more. It is a celebration of her roots in vintage clothing, punk attitude, fringe characters, and #girlboss thought leadership. Nasty Galaxy is Amoruso's newest life bible, approaching style, music, philosophy, and advice in the same way #GIRLBOSS approached business--unconventionally. Oversized and in full color, this is the newest, coolest, must-have accessory.

Black Star Girl

Black Star Girl Author Marva Woods Stith
ISBN-10 1440195803
Year 2010-03-08
Language en
Publisher iUniverse

"Things will change, and you must be ready for different opportunities," John W. Woods Jr. told his children. Author Marva Woods Stith followed her father's sound advice and later became a professional black woman in corporate America. In this memoir, she shares the remarkable story of her father, her family, and her challenges and successes. Black Star Girl provides a poignant account of Stith's life journey as an African American woman beginning in the 1940s with stories of family, most particularly the influence of a beloved, strong, entrepreneurial father who was her role model. The story continues with her account of her tenacious rise through the ranks and how she joined the vanguard of professional African American women in the 1950s and 1960s while facing the challenges of discrimination in the corporate world. A vivid and personal portrait with photographs included, Black Star Girl addresses an array of themes-African American and women's studies, the South of the '40s and '50s, black entrepreneurship, the racial divide, and black women in corporate America. This inspirational memoir not only serves as a family legacy but provides an insightful socialhistorical documentary.

Midnight Birds

Midnight Birds Author Mary Helen Washington
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105036082357
Year 1980
Pages 274
Language en

Short stories by Paulette Childress White, Alexis Deveaux, Alice Walker, Ntozake Shange, and five other black women.

Homer Boss

Homer Boss Author Homer Boss
ISBN-10 0932900364
Year 1994
Pages 72
Language en
Publisher Chazen Museum of Art

In an adobe home in New Mexico, Homer Boss's (1882–1956) life’s work and and accomplishments were revealed to their niece, Susan S. Udell, after his and his wife’s death. A multitude of arresting paintings, scrapbooks, papers, and oral histories relating to his New Mexico years, as well as to his influential teaching days at the Independent School of Art and the Art Students League in New York City, flesh out Boss’s life and work. Distributed for the Chazen Museum of Art, University of Wisconsin–Madison