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Jewell Parker Rhodes is the award-winning author of Voodoo Dreams, Magic City, Douglass’ Women, Season, Moon, Hurricane, and the children’s books, Ninth Ward, Sugar, and the upcoming Bayou Magic. Her writing guides include: Free Within Ourselves: Fiction Lessons for Black Authors and The African American Guide to Writing and Publishing Nonfiction.

Her work has been published in Germany, Italy, Canada, Turkey, CHINA, KOREA, FRANCE, and the United Kingdom and reproduced in audio and for NPR’s “Selected Shorts.”

Her honors include: A Coretta Scott King Honor Award, the American Book Award, the National Endowment of the Arts Award in Fiction, the Black Caucus of the American Library Award for Literary Excellence, the PEN Oakland/Josephine Miles
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“The first week of August hangs at the very top of summer, the top of the live-long year, like the highest seat of a Ferris wheel when it pauses in its turning. The weeks that come before are only a climb from balmy spring, and those that follow a drop to the chill of autumn, but the first week of August is motionless, and hot. It is curiously silent, too, with blank white dawns and glaring no...

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“The world can be a hard place sometimes... You have to have heart. You have to be strong. Parents want their children to grow up to be strong. Not just any strong, mind you, but loving strong.”
Jewell Parker Rhodes, Ninth Ward

“But you...are my sweetest gift. The life surprise that soothed all my ills and gave me my greatest joys. I feel so blessed you are mine.

—Mama Ya-Ya”
Jewell Parker Rhodes, Ninth Ward

“Women hand sight down through the generations. Mother to daughter.”
Jewell Parker Rhodes, Voodoo Dreams: A Novel of Marie Laveau

“Women hand sight down through the generations. Mother to daughter.”
Jewell Parker Rhodes, Voodoo Dreams: A Novel of Marie Laveau

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Chrissy Thank you for accepting my friendship request. I won a copy of "Hurricane" on one of the giveaways and loved it! I am a book reviewer for examiner.com and I just wanted to share my review of the book with you. I only hope I was able to do it justice.

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Lawrence Thanks for accepting my friendship. I'm excited about reading your books. I have two of them in my personal library.


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