Reviewed by Amanda Dissinger for TeensReadToo.com
WHAT YOUR MAMA NEVER TOLD YOU: TRUE STORIES ABOUT SEX AND LOVE is an intimately personal collection of sixteen short stories all written by African-American writers. In this funny and graphic compilation, the writers discuss such taboo issues as first love, sexual experiences, and molestation and sexual abuse.
This very humours and honest book provides information that, yes, your mother probably never told you. The soul-baring stories, while entertaining, help the readers to embrace their sexuality and their body. They are also extremely enjoyable to read, with names like "Stacked: Confessions of a Girl with a Great Rack," and "How NOT to Define Sexuality: An Ex-Good Girl Gets Open," among others.
While focused mostly on young African-American girls, this anthology appeals to women of all ages and races. It helps them all appreciate their true beauty and love themselves for who they truly are. After reading this book, girls will embrace their past and present experiences, and learn how to make the most out of their future. It is a book that should be passed from girl to girl and daughter to mother for it offers hope and understanding between females of all backgrounds and with different life experiences.