Written by: Charisse Jones
Recommended by: Yvonne Spicer, vice president, National Center for Technological Literacy, Museum of Science
"This is one of the most important books I've read and one of my favorites because it is filled with the voices of real African-American women. The phrase 'shifting' refers to a strategy of moving among roles, personalities, and ways of speaking to survive. The topic speaks to the limits and labels that African-American females have had to navigate."