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Joan Steinau Lester

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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.

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Black, White, Other: In Sea...

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So many people yearn for the inspired self-expression that writing provides. If putting pen to paper is the creative mode that makes you want to jump out of bed in the morning, bursting with ideas, Read More

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A delightful read that gives PRACTICAL advice to would-be writers and writers-in-process. A book I pull out for writing clients, and often refer.
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" I'm the author of this new novel, Mama's Child (Simon and Schuster, May, 2013) about a white mother/biracial daughter conflict and their long journey ...more "
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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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