Book critic Maureen Corrigan of National Public Radio’s “Fresh Air” rounds up her 10 favorite books of the year, including “Black Is the Body” by UVM professor of English and critical race and ethnic studies Emily Bernard.
“In this outstanding essay collection, Emily Bernard writes with depth, poetic intensity and humor about growing up in the South and living and teaching in the snow globe state of Vermont. Bernard's autobiographical writing about race never hews to safe or expected paths,” writes Corrigan. Revisit Corrigan’s full review of Bernard’s book upon its release.
“Black Is the Body” was also named to Kirkus Review’s best books of 2019 to fight racism and xenophobia list, which describes Bernard’s work as “a rare book of healing on multiple levels.”