Lemonade: Beyoncé's Visual Album

As the world may already know, Queen Bee (aka Beyoncé) aired her new visual album Lemonade on April 23, 2016. (Need a Lemonade primer? The Guardian has your back.)

While the album might have sparked internet gossip sites to reignite rumors of Jay-Z’s infidelity, it spurred others online to discuss the album’s meditation on the experience and empowerment of black women. Leaving a lot of people hungry for information and more insight.


Thankfully, dozens of brilliant women on Instagram have taken up the call and have spent the last week developing the #LemonadeSyllabus. These suggestions range from music to film to literature, and are focused on materials produced by black women.

Available at Your Library

The full, curated version should be available soon from Candice Marie Benbow, the Rutgers professor who started this social media trend. Here is a list of some of the titles from #LemonadeSyllabus available to public library customers.


their eyes were watching godgetting to happythe bluest eyethe coldest winter everthe color purple

Memoirs and Essays

we should all be femininstsa piece of cakesister citizenbone black in search of our mother's gardens


lackawanna blueswhat happened miss simone

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