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Joan Steinau Lester, Ed.D. is an award-winning NPR commentator, columnist, and the author of four books. Black, White, Other, a 2011 Young Adult novel, was her first fiction. Her latest novel, Mama's Child, will be released May 7. http://books.simonandschuster.com/Mam...


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Chairs I have sat in. They�re usually too big, those conference table chairs at editorial meetings I attend, or seats set in a row for panelists at author events, with a copy of our latest book propped on the long table in front of us.

It�s difficult to be one of the �important people� in the room�and there I perch, feel... Read more of this blog post »
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Black, White, Other: In Sea...
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The Future Of White Men And...
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“Funny how an absence can feel like a presence, like that space practically glows with her outline and make me notice how she's not here.”
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