7 Books Published by Lit Noire Publishing on Our Site — Book Cover Mosaic

Click for more detail about Alice’s Musical Debut by DuEwa M. Frazier Alice’s Musical Debut

by DuEwa M. Frazier
Lit Noire Publishing (May 03, 2019)
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Alice’s Musical Debut reimagines one day in the childhood of notable jazz pianist, harpist, and organist Alice Coltrane (wife of jazz great John Coltrane). Young readers, parents, and educators will enjoy this story for its poetic language, imagery, and musical references. DuEwa is excited to introduce this work of historical fiction for young readers!

As a work of historical fiction, so details in this story are not meant to replace actual events in the childhood of young Alice McLeod (Alice Coltrane). The purpose of this story is to inspire young readers’ imaginations and to introduce them to Alice Coltrane as a person who lived and made great musical contributions to society and the global community as one of few African American women jazz pianists, harpists, organists and composers.


Click for more detail about Deanne In The Middle by DuEwa M. Frazier Deanne In The Middle

by DuEwa M. Frazier
Lit Noire Publishing (Jul 03, 2014)
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What would you do if you were caught in the middle? 14 year-old Deanne T. Summers knows that starting life as a high school freshman isn’t going to be easy. Deanne didn’t count on having her loyalty tested to her childhood friends, the Southgate Avenue crew, when she befriends a clique of the wealthiest students at Stonywood High School. What does loyalty and friendship have to do with being called a "wannabe" or worse? The inner strength Deanne’s always had just may crumble as she strives to manage friendships of two opposing cliques and overcome the pains of betrayal.


Click for more detail about Goddess Under The Bridge Poems by DuEwa M. Frazier Goddess Under The Bridge Poems

by DuEwa M. Frazier
Lit Noire Publishing (Apr 13, 2013)
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From the award nominated poet and author of Shedding Light From My Journeys, Stardust Tracks on a Road, Ten Marbles and a Bag to Put Them In: Poems for Children, comes a new volume of powerful, inspirational poetry. Goddess Under the Bridge, DuEwa Frazier’s fourth poetry collection, is a meditation on the beautiful, the ugly, the passion, the struggle and reflection of the inner goddess. The poems pay homage to Alice Coltrane, Suzan Lori Parks, Lucille Clifton and other notable artists. Frazier’s words shake and shout, rant and conjure moving and familiar images from the past, present and future of one’s waking life.


Click for more detail about Shedding Light From My Journeys by DuEwa M. Frazier Shedding Light From My Journeys

by DuEwa M. Frazier
Lit Noire Publishing (Sep 23, 2012)
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Shedding Light from My Journeys is a volume of poetry which reveals the passionate and insightful perspective of a young poet on art, spirituality, womanhood, community and more.


Click for more detail about Ten Marbles And A Bag To Put Them In: Poems For Children by DuEwa M. Frazier Ten Marbles And A Bag To Put Them In: Poems For Children

by DuEwa M. Frazier
Lit Noire Publishing (May 28, 2010)
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Ten Marbles is a collection of poems for children. The poems cover themes ranging from love for nature and animals to summertime fun and more! The book features writing and drawing activities, in addition to comprehension questions after selected poems. This collection is perfect for bedtime storytelling, classroom literacy activities, and inspiring children to write creatively. Ages 7-12


Click for more detail about Check the Rhyme: An Anthology of Female Poets & Emcees by DuEwa M. Frazier Check the Rhyme: An Anthology of Female Poets & Emcees

by DuEwa M. Frazier
Lit Noire Publishing (Jul 21, 2006)
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Nominated for an NAACP Image Award in the category of Outstanding Literary Work Poetry, Check the Rhyme: An Anthology of Female Poets & Emcees is a cross-generational volume of poetry, featuring the work of 50 thought provoking and inspirational women writers, lyricists and spoken word artists from diverse cultures and backgrounds. Check the Rhyme features eighteen chapters, revealing poetry that is a representation of both emerging and established poets who write on a variety of themes including: beauty and self esteem; empowerment for youth; hip hop culture; love relationships; the memory and meaning of home; the state of our society; Hurricane Katrina s impact; artistic and political contributions of legendary artists; healing from violence; family and motherhood; jazz music; and spirituality. The pages of Check the Rhyme are filled with insights, experiences and challenges of women who walk the warrior path, intending to shape the world with the passion that fuels their dreams.


Click for more detail about Stardust Tracks on a Road by DuEwa M. Frazier Stardust Tracks on a Road

by DuEwa M. Frazier
Lit Noire Publishing (Apr 06, 2005)
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Stardust Tracks is a classic literary offering, from a young writer with an old, traveling soul. Stardust Tracks on a Road is yet another creative offering, for family, friends and community, from Ms. DuEwa M. Frazier. Three years after the release of her first inspirational volume of poetry, Shedding Light From My Journeys, her latest collection speaks to still, more life journeys. Some poems pay homage to Ntozake Shange, Katherine Dunham, Sonia Sanchez and Zora Neale Hurston, other poems cry out: to our youth, cry out for rebirth in hip hop, cry out for love, to recognize the soul origins of rock and roll, to reflect upon the artistic greats of Harlem, to give women a taste of empowerment, and to reflect upon what makes women FIERCE! These poems are for student folk, every day folk, scholarly folk, activist folk, educator folk, artistic dancing, poetizing, painting, singing, and dramatist folk. These poems are for the child in you, the lover in you, the funk and hip hop music in you, the strength and the weakness in you. These poems will inspire, motivate, make you reflect and make you smile. Giving readers a taste of her jazz-blues-soul poetry style, DuEwa writes in free verse and haiku. The setting of Stardust Tracks is anywhere. The wise and deliberate tone of DuEwa, is sure to take you everywhere as you experience her spoken word in its powerful written form.




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