Praise for The Mother of Black Hollywood by Jenifer Lewis with Malaika Adero
"Her memoir is frank, funny, and uplifting, capturing the singer's authentic voice, her humor and her profound and bold capacity for resilience."—Publishers Weekly
"Lewis years of journaling and knack for recall make for a rowdy, funny, and emotional exploration of her ascendance as a Hollywood matriarch."—Booklist
"An insightful memoir"—Library Journal
Praise for Up South: Stories, Studies and Letters of This Century's African American Migrations, Edited by Malaika Adero
"Splendidly edited by Malaika Adero, Up South is an invaluable treasure trove of material on journeys that created African American modernity"—Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
"Fascinating stories of the frustrations, achievements and dreams of migrating families."—Herbert Mitgang, New York Times
"Overwhelmingly poignant; the longings and hopes of migrants come through strongly...the letters, aching with the hope of a better life, are especially moving."—Boston Globe