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Jane Addams Book Award Winner Jewell Parker Rhodes

ABOUT JEWELL PARKER RHODES Jewell Parker Rhodes is the Piper Endowed Chair and founding artistic director of the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing at Arizona State University. Ninth Ward, Rhodes’ first novel for young readers, was named a … Continue reading

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The Top Cities for Readers of African American Literature

AALBC.com assessed the relative strengths of almost 300 American cities, to determine which ones are best able to provide environments that are supportive of, and conducive to, the enjoyment of African American Literature. Our 2014 list improves on our original list, first … Continue reading

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7 Award Winning Books You Will Definitely Enjoy

The following seven books are all winners of the Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence.  This award honors Louisiana’s revered storyteller, Ernest J. Gaines, and serves to inspire and recognize rising African-American fiction writers of excellence at a national … Continue reading

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