Souls Looking Back
Life Stories of Growing Up Black
Edited by Andrew Garrod, Janie Victoria Ward, Tracy L. Robinson, Robert Kilkenny
Foreword by Professor James P. Comer
Routledge – 1999 – 320 pages
First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
"Deep levels of exploration of the kind presented here can weaken some of today's myths and help us grapple honestly with some of the still to be explained mysteries of racism…a giant contribution to the literature." -- From the foreword by James P. Comer
"The accounts [of the African American adolescents] are both thought-provoking and extremely intimate. This book is well done and sure to create a platform for discussion and reflection. Maybe through these voices we can all learn some compassion and understanding." -- Booklist
"This remarkable collection of first-person narratives brings the voices of black and biracial students into a new conversation about human development. As the students open their souls to reflect on their experiences of childhood and adolescence, they invite us to think with them about the effects of racism and also about courage, resistance and hope. This book is for everyone." -- Carol Gilligan, author of In a Different Voice
"The book illumines a subject that has been largely ignored by the academy and the professions…Also, the combination of theory and narrative as a pedagogical approach proves to be therapeutic for the narrators and the reader." -- Mr Ronald W. Galvin, Journal of Moral Education
Dartmouth College and is co-editor of Adolescent Portraits (1999). Janie Victoria Ward is Associate Professor of Education and Human Services at Simmons College and is co-editor of Mapping the Moral Domain (1988). Tracy L. Robinson is Associate Professor in the Department of Counselor Education at North Carolina State University and is co-author of The Convergence of Race, Ethnicity and Gender (1999). Robert Kilkenny is co-editor of Adolescent Portraits (1999) and is Clinical Instructor in Psychology at Harvard Medical School.