April 11: Poet of the Day: Sherley Anne Williams

Sherley Anne Williams, poet, author, and social critic, is April 11 Poet of the Day.  Read more about this multitalented poet below.

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Poetry Foundation: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/bio/sherley-anne-williams

Black Past: http://www.blackpast.org/aaw/williams-sherley-anne-1944-1999

Voices From the Gap: http://voices.cla.umn.edu/artistpages/williamsSherley.php

Youtube videos: “Dessa Rose” (novel written by Sherley Anne Williams): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-nQzDMQHp4, “Dessa Rose Trailer”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rTo3Y3J16o

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Day 30 Woman of the Day: Andrea Davis Pinkney

Andrea Davis Pinkney, award winning author and publishing executive, is Day 30 Woman of the Day.  Read more about this multitalented woman below.

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Website: http://andreadavispinkney.com/

Voices From the Gap: http://voices.cla.umn.edu/artistpages/pinkneyAndrea.php

Library of Congress National Book Festival: http://www.loc.gov/today/cyberlc/feature_wdesc.php?rec=6032

2014 Arbuthnot Lecture: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LC5y1RTGEZQ

Books by Andrea Davis Pinkney: http://www.bing.com/search?q=Books+by+Andrea+Davis+Pinkney&FORM=QSRE6

Day 27 Woman of the Day: Barbara Chase Riboud

Sculptor, Author, Poet Barbara Chase Riboud is Day 27 Woman of the Day.  Read more about this multitalented woman below:

Website: http://chaseriboud.free.fr/

Annenberg Learner: http://www.learner.org/workshops/tml/workshop6/authors4.html

University of Minnesota Voices From the Gap: http://voices.cla.umn.edu/artistpages/chaseRibaud.php

Malcolm X Sculptures: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/11/05/barbara-chase-riboud-malcolm-x-sculptures/3447585/http://www.philamuseum.org/exhibitions/763.html, http://www.bampfa.berkeley.edu/exhibition/chaseriboud Youtube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YiXTn1UfM9U

Youtube videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XyioJJIl4Hg, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mcxsOnZysoU,

Books by Barbara Chase-Riboud: Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/Barbara-Chase-Riboud/e/B000APAAZU,

Day 20 Woman of the Day: Pearl Cleage

Author and Playwright Pearl Cleage is Day 20 Woman of the Day.  A prolific writer of several books and plays including “What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day”, “Flying West” and more.  Read more about this multitalented writer below.

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Website: http://www.pearlcleage.net/

NPR: http://www.npr.org/2014/05/01/308619983/playwright-pearl-cleage-opens-up

Black Past.org: http://www.blackpast.org/aah/cleage-pearl-1948

Youtube videos: AARP Black Community Bookclub: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wL-F6BrDFRg, reading from her memoir “Things I Should Have Told My Daugher”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CnFkhlQJZHg

Day 14 Woman of the Day: Octavia Butler

Octavia Butler, the award-winning science fiction author, is Day 14 Woman of the Day.  Read more about this phenomenal woman below.

Website: http://oOctaviaButlerctaviabutler.org/

Biography: http://www.biography.com/people/octavia-e-butler-38207#synopsis

NPR: http://www.npr.org/2014/07/10/320746103/an-unexpected-treat-for-octavia-e-butler-fans

Democracy Now: http://www.democracynow.org/2005/11/11/science_fiction_writer_octavia_butler_on

Lesson Plans and Teaching Resources on “Kindred”: http://www.webenglishteacher.com/butler.html