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Christopher Paul Curtis

Houseful Of Black History | Christoper Paul Curtis – Author

The second oldest of five siblings, Christopher was born and raised in Flint, Michigan which has been used as a prominent setting in several stories including The Watsons Go to Birmingham – 1963 and Bucking the Sarge. Graduating from Flint Southwestern High…

Houseful Of Black History | Jacqueline Woodson – Author

Jacqueline Woodson Residing in Brooklyn, NY, Woodson has penned several books for children across the age scale. Often times writing from things that have touched her heart personally, or just wondering how a story would play out in general,…

Black Authors Series: Sharon Flake

Houseful Of Black History | Sharon G. Flake – Author

You ever connect with someone online and just know that they are a great person in real life? Sharon Flake is the epitome of that. Her words are always measured, and she offers great insight into the current events…

Sherri L. Smith

Houseful Of Black History | Sherri L. Smith – Author

Sherri Smith Sherri L. Smith is the award-winning author of YA novels Lucy the Giant, Sparrow, Hot Sour Salty Sweet, Flygirl and Orleans. Her bestselling novel, The Toymaker’s Apprentice is the Southern California Booksellers Association Award winner for Middle Grade. Her books have been listed as Amelia Bloomer,…

Faith Ringgold

Houseful Of Black History | Faith Ringgold – Artist

One of my favorite books to read to the cellist when he was younger was Tar Beach by Ms. Ringgold. The colorful illustrations as Cassie flies over her city of Harlem in the late 1930s really captivated ME. Every…

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