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Writers Against Racism: MY final catches, Rosie and My Brother!

I now realize that the number was not at all important. What was important was shining a much needed light on authors of color.

And while I did not reach my goal of reaching 100 for my GET CAUGHT READING AN AUTHOR OF COLOR’S BOOK, I did, however, seem to reach a growing number of folks who want to see more of these books in schools and libraries (and BOOKSTORES!).  Thank you to all who participated!  These last few photos made my day. Photo one is of my mother’s best friend, Rosie! Rosie, why is the book, OUR LADY OF KIBEHO By Immaculée Ilibagiza, Steve Erwin, backwards?!!! And photo 2 is of my beautiful brother, Tony, reading PEACEBUILDERS  (Forest Hill Publishing)by M. LaVora Perry.

Cheers, to a great school year ahead!

(I will still take your submissions if you have AOC.)


  1. I totally forgot some of the RIF events on the schedule this week and we just couldn’t get a photo session together. However we are set to do one Tuesday and send you the photos…my apologies we didn’t meet the Sept. 1 date – our fiscal year ends Sept. 30 and things are hoppin’ on that front! I absolutely love these photos you have collected and so glad you got one of Rosie as I felt like I made the trip with you all!

  2. Thanks so much, Amy, for the pic of your brother reading PeaceBuilders!

    This juvenile biography was published through my company, Forest Hill Publishing. I’ve since taken it out of publication and lengthened it. I’m looking forward to either obtaining a traditional U.S. publishing contract for it or accepting an offer for foreign publication that it received. Daisaku Ikeda, the book’s protagonist, was a child of WWII in Japan and is a contemporary peace advocate and a humanitarian. I, along with Lawrence Carter, Dean and founder of Morehouse College’s Martin Luther King International Chapel, believe Ikeda will be remembered as a leading successor to Dr. King’s legacy. Dean Carter launched the “Gandhi-King-Ikeda, A Legacy of Building Peace” exhibit after the Columbine high school shootings. The “GKI” exhibit has since travelled to over 30 countries and been viewed by over 1 million people. Details here:

    Thanks again!


  3. I am still accepting pictures, so PLEASE send them along – no rush! And Rosie’s picture was for you, since you came on the journey. :)

  4. Hi Amy. Since the book is out of publication, it’s not for readers to get a hold of anyway. In the next couple of years or so, I hope to send you the new, retitled version!


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