Books:

1. Go Girl 2: The Black Woman’s Book of Travel and Adventure weaves a remarkable collection of fifty-four travel tales, poems, and photos designed to inspire, educate, and entertain black women globetrotters, as well as provide vicarious thrills for the avid armchair traveler. Dive into stories by a new generation of travel writers as well as enjoy crowd favorites that have been republished from the original Go Girl book. It includes a handy resource section and planning guide.

2. Go Girl: The Black Woman’s Book of Travel and Adventure  is the first travel book by and for African American women. It’s an anthology of 52 riveting traveler’s tales by writers such as Maya Angelou, Gwendolyn Brooks, Audre Lorde, Jill Nelson, Alice Walker and Pearl Cleage. It also includes a planning guide and resource guide.

3. Anthologies: Elaine contributed stories to the following anthologies:

  • Nature Swagger: Black Joy in the Outdoors“, edited by Rue Mapp and published by Chronicle Books
  • “Beyond L.A. Law: Breaking the Traditional Lawyer Mold”, compiled by Janet Smith and published by Harcourt Brace in 1998,
  • “Age Ain’t Nothing But a Number: Black Women Explore Midlife”, edited by Carleen Brice for Beacon Press in 2003,
  • “Life Spices from Seasoned Sistahs,” edited by Vicki Ward for Nubian Images Publishing in 2005.
  • “Black Travel Writing”, edited by R. Victoria Arana for Sonia Sanchez Literary Review in 2003
  • “Studies in Travel Writing,” edited by Tim Young for White Horse Press, United Kingdom, 2006,
  • “Savvy, Sassy and Bold After 50! A Midlife Rebirth” edited by Vicki Ward for Nubian Publishing, 2010.

3. Contributions: Elaine has contributed quotes, interviews, photos and/or information for the following books:

    • “The Single Girl’s Manifesta” by Jerusha Stewart for Sourcebooks Press, 2005
    • “House Poor” by June Fletcher for Harper-CollinsBooks, 2005
    • “Anti 9-5 Guide” by Michelle Goodman for Seal Press, 2007
    • “Blacks in Oakland: Images of an Artist ” by Jerry Thompson and Duane Deterville for Arcadia Press, 2007 
    • Black Travel: The Anthology by Griot Republic 2015 

Go Girl: The Black Woman's Book of Travel and Adventure

Go Girl: The Black Woman’s Book of Travel and Adventure, edited by Elaine Lee, is the first travel book by and for African American women. Its an anthology of 52 riveting traveler’s tales by writers such as Maya Angelou, Gwendolyn Brooks, Audre Lorde, Jill Nelson, Alice Walker and Pearl Cleage.

It also includes a planning guide and resource guide.

Click here for more information about the book including reviews and updates 

"First there was the Green Book, then there was Go Girl, the first black travel guide of the modern era. Elaine Lee is a legend who continues to inspire. The New Black Travel Movement owes everything to her and her work. "
—Faith Adiele, award-winning author of Meeting Faith; founder of VONA Travel Writing; Senior Editor, Panorama: The Journal of Intelligent Travel

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