From Where We Sit

Black Writers Write Black Youth
(Book - 2011)
From Where We Sit
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In this innovative collection, thirteen established and emerging African-American writers present a range of compelling and provocative stories. One of America's best-known African-American writers, Jewelle Gomez, acclaimed author of The Gilda Stories, offers a new episode in her historic series. Harlem native and award-winning writer Mecca Jamilah Sullivan, romance writer Anne Shade, short-story stylist Craig L. Gidney, actress and playwright Ifalade Ta'Shia Asanti, noted children's author Becky Birtha, and award-winning novelist Fiona Lewis each explore what it means to be black in America today as well as in America's historic past, addressing issues not only of race, but also of class, gender, sexual orientation, and religion. Filmmaker Lowell Boston details the multi-faceted complexities of racism in America for young black men, while emerging writers Lisa R. Nelson, Guillaume Stewart, Misty Sol, kahlil almustafa, and Quincy Scott Jones take on different aspects of urban life: Nelson presents a young girl who wants to escape her middle-class neighborhood, Stewart writes provocatively about missing fathers in black America, Sol explores the impact of gun violence and no-snitch rules, almustafa details the day-to-day suspicion young black men face, and Jones places a young black man in white academe in a dazzling display of wordplay. This exciting collection combines a wide range of dynamic characters, divergent styles, and compelling issues that will appeal to all ages and which belongs in every American library.
Title: From where we sit
black writers write black youth
Publisher: Philadelphia, PA : Tiny Satchel Press ; Tallahassee, FL : Distributed by Bella Books, c2011
Characteristics: viii, 334 p. ;,22 cm
Statement of Responsibility: edited by Victoria A. Brownworth
Contents: I musta' fit the description again / kahlil almustafa
The real Rodney Ash / Lowell Boston
Grace A. 1956 / Jewelle Gomez
Dead man's hat / Quincy Scott Jones
A magic of bags / Mecca Jamilah Sullivan
Unintended victim / Misty Sol
Bereft / Craig Laurance Gidney
Thirteen / Lisa R. Nelson
Johnnieruth / Becky Birtha
Flight / Fiona Lewis
Discovering 'Pac / kahlil almustafa
Fruit don't fall too far from the tree / Ifalade Ta'Shia Asanti
Circus boy without a safety net / Craig Laurance Gidney
Adale / Mecca Jamilah Sullivan
Ten to one / Lowell Boston
Caramelle 1864 / Jewelle Gomez
From where they sit / Lisa R. Nelson
Sweet potato pie / Misty Sol
Our fathers / Guillaume Stewart
Restless hearts / Anne Shade
Additional Contributors: Brownworth, Victoria A.
ISBN: 0984531831
Branch Call Number: y FROM 2011
Subject Headings: Short stories, American African Americans Juvenile fiction Youth, Black Juvenile fiction
Genre/Form: Short stories
Young adult fiction
Topical Term: Short stories, American
African Americans
Youth, Black
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In this innovative collection, thirteen established and emerging African-American writers present a range of compelling and provocative stories.

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