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The American South is known for being central to U.S. culture, particularly Black American culture. Some of the most significant American literature has been centered around Black American women and their voices and how their experiences have shaped our country. Alice Walker’s The Color Purple is considered a literary great due to its depiction of Black women and how it challenges the stereotype of the “strong Black woman,” it shows how there is strength in vulnerability and sisterhood. … read more.
On this day in 2002, Holding On to the Air was published. A bright and exciting exploration of the career of ballerina Suzanne Farrell, this book was written by Toni Bentley, whose bold transition from professional ballerina to author made her the perfect person to write it.
Toni Bentley is an Australian-German-American dancer and writer who has forever shifted the dance world with her boldness, both on the stage and on the page.… read more.
On this day in 1999, Tulip Fever was published. A gorgeous and enthralling historical novel set in 1600s Germany, Tulip Fever was later adapted into a film that was just as impactful. Deborah Moggach is the genius between both the novel and the screenplay of Tulip Fever.
Deborah Moggach is a British author and screenwriter, who has published twenty novels, including The Ex-Wives (1993), Tulip Fever (1999), The Stand-In (1991), and These Foolish Things (2004).… read more.