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Writers Against Racism: Am I a NERD?

When I was a little girl, reading The Diary of Anne Frank,   I saw myself as Anne.   I did not see her color, nor did I see mine. What I saw was a little girl who was JUST like ME.  Anne was a dreamer, and so was I. Anne was a reporter, and so was [...]

Writers Against Racism: Teri Woods

How could an innocent book release party turn into another chapter in our W.A.R. series?  Read on… (photo comes via Hachette Book Group) While the owners of a NYC nightclub are calling it a publicity stunt, author, Teri Woods, is calling it RACISM, and is filing a $1 billion discrimination lawsuit to prove her case. And as far [...]

Writers Against Racism: Linda Trice

Linda Trice is the author of KENYA’S WORD (Charlesbridge Publishers). Briefly describe the impact racism had on you as a young person.           Great grandfather Trice was a slave who escaped and made his way to Brooklyn, NY which then was the fourth largest city in the United States. He and his wife had children [...]

Writers Against Racism: Linda Brown

The impact of racism as a young person:  My first experience was in kindergarten when I realized that my hair was "different " from the blondes in my class and that this was an "issue." I grew up in Akron Ohio and was the only Black child in my class. Then in the 2nd grade I [...]

Writers Against Racism:

Briefly describe the impact racism had on you as a young person.           Great grandfather Trice was a slave who escaped and made his way to Brooklyn, NY which then was the fourth largest city in the United States. He and his wife had children who had children. When I was a child every Trice [...]

Writers Against Racism: Christine Taylor-Butler

Christine Taylor-Butler lives in Kansas City with her husband and two daughters. She believes that every child is born with unique gifts to share.   Literature is a wonderful way to encourage a child’s journey of self-exploration. Briefly describe the impact racism had on you as a young person. When I was growing up racism [...]

Writers Against Racism: Gaylia Taylor

Gaylia is a retired teacher with thirty-one years of experience and is the author of George Crum and the Saratoga Chip ( Lee & Low Books) "The book is an account of the life and career of George Crum, a biracial chef who is credited with the invention of the potato chip at a Saratoga Springs, [...]

Writers Against Racism: Shane W. Evans

Shane W. Evans is a multi-talented artist and visionary who combines     his world travels with his art to influence creative expression in others. Shane has received much acclaim within the children’s literary field for his work on children’s books such as "Osceola," "The Way The Door Closes," "Shaq and the Beanstalk" and "Take It [...]

Writers Against Racism: Shane Evans

  his world travels with his art to influence creative expression in others.  Shane has received much acclaim within the children’s literary field for his work on children’s books such as "Osceola," "The Way The Door Closes," "Shaq and the Beanstalk" and "Take It To The Hoop Magic Johnson." Briefly describe the impact racism had on you [...]

Writers Against Racism: M. LaVora Perry

M. LaVora Perry’s MG, Taneesha Never Disparaging, is the first novel ever released by the Dalai Lama’s publisher, Wisdom Publications (Fall 2008)     Describe one or more instances when racism directly affected you during childhood One sunny day, at age 7 or 8, I pedaled my bike uphill from my predominately African-American and working-class Mt. [...]