Compelling and insightful, this chronicle relays the birth, growth, and development of ""Jubilee,"" one of the most influential novels of the 20th century.
Seasons: A Gwendolyn Brooks Experience captures her life and work in a new book filled with thematic collections of her poetry and prose; photos; memories from family, friends, peers and mentees and gripping illustrations from the award-winning artist, Jan Spivey Gilchrist. Now more than ever the words of Gwendolyn Brooks demonstrate their continued relevance in the 21st century. The national centennial celebration is one part of a resurgence of appreciation for her powerful work and the impact she had on 20th century literature as well as the Black Arts Movement.
Brenda Eatman Aghahowa
Grace Under Fire
An insightful analysis of key speeches by the late Texas congresswoman Barbara Jordan, this book also summarizes the events that shaped her life and views on public policy. At the center of the discussion are two of Jordan's most famous speeches: her""""""Statement on Impeachment,"" made before the U.S. House Judiciary Committee in July of 1974 during the Nixon impeachment hearings; and her historic Democratic National Convention keynote address, delivered at Madison Square Garden in July of 1976. The book includes an audio CD containing both speeches, and the book's appendix documents Jordan's sudden rise to national attention with excerpts from the countless letters she received from her constituents in the late 1970s.