Black Feminist Thought: Knowledge, Consciousness, and the Politics of Empowerment
1. Paragraph 1. Explain the author’s thesis–the main point or points that
he/she is trying to make in the book. This is not a description or
summary of the book; it is an explanation of the author’s purpose, the
central idea or ideas around which the book is organized.
2. Next 3-4 paragraphs. Give a broad, general summary of the book. You
cannot in 3-4 paragraphs summarize the entire book, but you can give
an example of the author’s arguments that capture the flavor of the
3. Next paragraph. Discuss the sources upon which the author bases
his/her book. What research materials did he or she use?
4. Last paragraph. Assess the book. DO NOT tell me whether or not you
like it or found it interesting, but tell me how successful the author was
in achieving his/her objective.
Please briefly answer the following questions at the end of the book review:
1.State author’s/editor’s primary reason for editing or writing the book:
2.How did the author/editor develop his/her argument: