Prodigious author, public intellectual and one of the country’s foremost feminist scholars, bell hooks, passed away on December 15, 2021 in Berea, Ky. Her work encompassed and impacted the intersections of race, gender, place, class and sexuality and inspired many to follow her example. In 2018 she was inducted into the Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame, and Neil Chethik, executive director of the Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning, praised hooks as, “one of the most influential cultural critics of our time. She has built a worldwide readership over 40 years with unique insights on such topics as love, race and power.” In memory of bell hooks, Krupp Library has highlighted some of her books on the first floor. To learn more about hooks’ life and work, visit the bell hooks center and the bell hooks institute websites.
Books at Krupp Library by bell hooks
- Rebecca Marcus, Digital Services and Research Librarian