""Black joy is unique and deeply rooted in the cultural experiences and expressions of Black people. It's ever-present and yet often hidden... Black joy has a sound. It moves in a particular way.... Like great-grandmother's talcum powder and Jean Nate, it enters the room before you do and stays long after you leave.This is why we must tap into it. This is why this book is necessary." When writer, Tracey M. Lewis-Giggetts wrote a piece for The Washington Post, "My daughter reminded me that black joy is a form of resistance" she had no idea just how much or how widely it would resonate with parents across America. As a Professor of English and Race Studies, and a writer whose work focuses on the intersection of race, trauma and healing, she knew that Black joy is truly a weapon of resistance, a tool for resilience. In the outpouring for more on the subject, Tracey saw there was a need for something longer than a thousand words on the subject. Like Hoda Kotb's I REALLY NEEDED THIS TODAY, BLACK JOY: A Strategy for Resistance, Resilience, and Restoration is an inspiring collection of stories that will recharge readers. As rich and healing as it is commercial, BLACK JOY is destined to become a book that is passed between friends, that is comfort at the end of a long day, an answer for the reader who needs a place to quiet their mind and heal their soul"--
Tracey Michae'l Lewis-Giggetts.