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The Literary Freedom Project is a 501c3 tax-exempt nonprofit arts organization that seeks to restore the importance of reading books as an essential tool for creating intelligent, productive, and engaged young people. Read more

16 Empowering Books for Teenage Black Girls |

Posted by Michelle Denise Jackson

I still remember what it was like to be a teenager. I was a fury of emotions, dreams, ideas. I was awkward, self-assured, and painfully uncomfortable in my skin all at the same time. Read more

Saint Monkey by Jacinda Townsend: Review

Saint Monkey
by Jacinda Townsend
WW Norton and Company
Reviewed by Danielle A. Jackson

In an interview with Fiction Writers’ Review, Jacinda Townsend shares that she tackled the writing of her novel in spurts, between her daughter’s naps. Read more

Chinelo Okparanta: Interview

by Nicole Y. Dennis-Benn

“Some of my strongest memories of place today are still my memories of Nigeria. In my mind I can still see the road to my primary school, Read more

Ifeona Fulani: Interview

by Celesti Colds Fechter

Ifeona Fulani is a Jamaican-born, black British writer and scholar who received her B.A. in English Studies at the University of Nottingham, Read more

Issue 32

Spring 2014

Tim Seibles by Remica L. Bingham-Risher
Patricia Spears Jones by Rochelle Spencer
Edward Kelsey Moore by Linda A. Duggins and Clarence V. Reynolds Read more