Glory: Magical Visions of Black Beauty

Note: I received an Advance Reader Copy (ARC) from Goodreads in exchange for an honest review.

I’ll be honest, I totally forgot entering to win a copy of this book, but I was so pleased when I found out I won.

I mean first of all, look at the cover. A beautiful Black child adorned in jewelry fit for a young Queen and flawless braids. I saw it and immediately thought of how much I wish I was exposed to such images of Black children when I was younger. Even though my parents tried their best to surround me with Black stories once they picked up on my love for reading, reminders of the beauty in Blackness such as this did not exist. And if they did, they weren’t as accessible as they should have been. I know my parents would have made sure it was a part of my little library.

I would have loved to have experienced this book in full color, but I’m hoping the reason my copy is black and white is that it’s an ARC, and I have to pay for the full experience (which I absolutely will).

I don’t have much of a review of this book, just a few pictures I wanted to share. I only picked two because, even in black and white, this book is incredible, and I didn’t want to give too much away.

Note: I did edit them a bit for clarity.

Straight from the publisher: “…GLORY puts Black beauty front and center with more than 100 breathtaking photographs and a collection of powerful essays about the children. At its heart, it is a recognition and celebration of the versatility and innate beauty of black hair, and black beauty.” 
Straight from the publisher: “…GLORY puts Black beauty front and center with more than 100 breathtaking photographs and a collection of powerful essays about the children. At its heart, it is a recognition and celebration of the versatility and innate beauty of black hair, and black beauty.”
Proud and resilient are two words I absolutely would not use to describe myself when I was 15.
Proud and resilient are two words I absolutely would not use to describe myself when I was 15.

Glory: Magical Visions of Black Beauty by Kahran and Regis Bethencourt is set to release 10/20/2020.

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