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

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

Day 23 28 Days Later Campaign from The Brown Bookshelf: Jerry Craft

Day 22 features author/illustrator Jerry Craft, author of the book, The Offenders, and illustrator of the book, The Zero Degree Zombie Zone.  Read about this versatile author/illustrator here: http://thebrownbookshelf.com/2015/02/23/day-23-jerry-craft/

Day 22 28 Days Later Campaign from The Brown Bookshelf: Lucille Clifton

Lucille Clifton, award winning poet and author of the acclaimed Everett Anderson series, is featured in Day 22 of the 28 Days Later Campaign from The Brown Bookshelf.  Read about this multi-talented writer here: http://thebrownbookshelf.com/2015/02/22/day-22-lucille-clifton/

Day 20 28 Days Later Campaign from The Brown Bookshelf: Mildred Pitts Walter

Mildred Pitts Walter, author of several books including Justin and the Best Biscuits in the World, Suitcase and others, is the featured author for Day 20 28 Days Later Campaign.  Read about this multi-talented author here: http://thebrownbookshelf.com/2015/02/20/day-20-mildred-pitts-walter/