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Evie L. Ewing uses poetry, prose, and artwork to write about black girlhood and black life in Chicago. She takes the difficulties of growing up as a black girl and makes them beautiful and poignant in this, her first collection of work. Writing odes to some of her favorite musical artists such as Prince and Erykah Badu, she shows the fullness of black life and the art that has influenced her. Those who love the poetry and prose of Claudia Rankine will also love this book.

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ISBN: 9781608468560
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Published: Haymarket Books - September 12th, 2017

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On Writing is one of the best writing books I’ve ever read. Stephen King blends memoir with insights into the craft of writing to create a phenomenal guide on how to write fiction. In the first memoir section he shows where the personal and professional collide, while in the second section of the book he focuses on writing instruction. Writers and readers alike will enjoy this book.

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ISBN: 9781439156810
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Published: Scribner - July 6th, 2010

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Michael W. Twitty is a food blogger and teacher who is known for his expertise on food in the African American tradition. In this, his first book he explores his genealogy and family tree for the history of African American food traditions. He includes commentary from historians and his own travels across the south to explore the kinds of plants brought from Africa that have become a staple of soul food today.  

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ISBN: 9780062379290
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Published: Amistad - August 2017