The African American Guide to Writing & Publishing Non Fiction

By Jewell Parker Rhodes,

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In college and graduate school, Jewell Parker Rhodes never encountered a single reading assignment or exercise that featured a person of color. Now she has made it her mission to rectify the situation, gathering advice and inspiring tips tailored for African Americans seeking to express their life experiences. Comprehensive and…

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1 author picked The African American Guide to Writing & Publishing Non Fiction as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

Jewell is a gem. She published this guide for Black writers around the turn of the new century, but it’s full of valuable advice for creators of all ethnicities. An educator, Dr. Parker Rhodes is a New York Times bestselling author of children’s books that include Ghost Boys and Black Brother. Her emphasis in this tome is on motivating readers to tell their life stories vividly and to find inspiration all around them in their communities. Part literary analysis and part how-to guide, the book teaches about crafting biographies, memoirs, personal essays, and other nonfiction into publishable pieces. In…

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