Queen Bey: A Celebration of the Power and Creativity of Beyoncé Knowles-Carter

Queen Bey: A Celebration of the Power and Creativity of Beyoncé Knowles-Carter

One of HelloGiggles' "50 Most Anticipated Books of 2019"

From the editor of the bestselling anthology The Meaning of Michelle, a celebration of one of the greatest stars of our time

The Ultimate Beyonce Collectible

Beyoncé. Her name conjures more than music, it has come to be synonymous with beauty, glamour, power, creativity, love, and romance. Her performances are legendary, her album releases events. She is not even forty but she has already rewritten the Beyoncé playbook more than half a dozen times. She is consistently provocative, political and surprising. As a solo artist, she has sold more than 100 million records. She has won 22 Grammys and is the most-nominated woman artist in the history of Grammy awards. Her 2018 performance at Coachella wowed the world. The New York Times wrote: "There's not likely to be a more meaningful, absorbing, forceful and radical performance by an American musician this year or any year soon." Artist, business woman, mother, daughter, sister, wife, black feminist, Queen Bey is endlessly fascinating.

Queen Bey features a diverse range of voices, from star academics to outspoken cultural critics to Hollywood and music stars. Essays include:

"What Might a Black Girl Be in This World," an introduction by Veronica Chambers
"Beychella is Proof That Beyoncé is the Greatest Performer Alive. I’m Not Arguing." by Luvvie Ajayi
"On the Journey Together," by Lena Waithe
"What Beyoncé Means to Everyone," by Meredith Broussard with visualizations by Andrew Harvard and Juan Carlos Mora
"Jay-Z's Apology to Beyoncé Isn't Just Celebrity Gossip — It's a Political Act" by Brittney Cooper
"All Her Single Ladies" by Kid Fury
"The Elevator" by Ylonda Gault
"The Art of Being Beyoncé" by Maria Brito
"Getting, Giving and Leaving" by Melissa Harris Perry and Mankaprr Conteh
"Beyoncé the Brave" by Reshma Saujani
"Living into the Lemonade: Redefining Black Women’s Spirituality in the Age of Beyoncé" by Candice Benbow
"Beyoncé’s Radical Ways" by Carmen Perez
"Finding la Reina in Queen Bey" by Isabel Gonzalez Whitaker
"Beyoncé, Influencer" by Elodie Maillet Storm
"The King of Pop and the Queen of Everything" by Michael Eric Dyson
"Style So Sacred" by Edward Enninful
"The Beauty of Beyoncé" by Fatima Robinson
"Because Beyoncé." by Ebro Darden
"King Bey" by Treva B. Lindsey
"Meridonial: Beyoncé’s Southern Roots and References" by Robin M. Boylorn
"B & V: A Love Letter" by Caroline Clarke




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    Queen Bey: A Celebration of the Power and Creativity of Beyoncé Knowles-Carter Reviews

  • Amy-GallivantingPages

    *** 2 Stars ***Expected Publication Date: March 5, 2019I absolutely love Beyonce. I've grown up with her and followed her throughout the years. I still remember when I had to have a House of Dereon sw...

  • Kayle Barnes

    I was late to being a Beyoncé fan, but I got here as fast as I could (2013 eponymous "Beyoncé" album.This is book is for: * Anyone who (still) wonders (in the year of our Lord) why Beyoncé means so...

  • Ashley Adams

    This book seriously surpassed my expectations. A collection of essays by intelligent people, this is not simply a love letter to Beyonce. It analyzes aspects of her music/dance/fashion/art through eth...

  • Allison

    I really enjoyed reading this essay collection on Queen Bey, Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter. It was a fun, easy read. Some essays stuck out more than others. The essays aren't so much about Beyoncé ...

  • Katy

    We all worship Bey, so it was more than wonderful to find a book of essays celebrating her music, feminism, Southern roots, representing people of color, being an ally to the LGBTQ community, etc. Sev...

  • Donna Hines

    Whether you love or hate her you must respect her.Queen Bey is at the top of her game but she didn't just fall upon her success she earned it .Haters come and haters go but her truly devoted fans will...

  • Walker Iversen

    This is a lovely and personal collection of very digestible essays from a variety of contributors. From Lena Waithe and Melissa Harris Perry to a YouTuber and a choreographer, the essays are all testi...

  • Bonnie

    An engaging and entertaining collection of essays that celebrate and interrogate Beyoncé's cultural legacy. I really appreciated the discussion on Lemonade and look forward to downloading the Lemonad...

  • Cristie Underwood

    This biography was well researched and contained a lot of information that I hadn’t previously read in other books. The author’s attention to detail is evident in the writing. Highly recommend!...

  • Taylor (TaysInfiniteThougts)

    While I'm not a huge Beyonce fan, I did like reading about why other other people admire her so much. I think Beyonce is a beautiful and talented woman and I'm happy that she has inspired so many wome...