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Alicia D. Williams

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Detroit, The United States
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February 2013


What's there to know about Alicia D? Well, that depends on who you ask.

If you ask kindergartners, they'd tell you:

1. She likes chunky guacamole.

2. She likes shiny things.

3. She tells good stories.

If you ask her middle schoolers, they'd surely say:

1. She gets us.

2. She makes us laugh with all her jokes.

3. She is Da BOMB.

While all of these may be true, there are a few more points to add . . . Alicia D. is a teacher in Charlotte, NC. She is the proud mother of a brilliant college student. Her love for education stems from conducting school residencies as a Master Teaching Artist of arts-integration. Alicia D infuses her love for drama, movement, and storytelling to inspire students to write. And like other great storytellers, she made the leap
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Alicia D. Williams Bills inspire me--they need to be paid! Haha... just kidding. Inspiration or motivation.

I am motivated because I want to be able to leave my day job t…more
Bills inspire me--they need to be paid! Haha... just kidding. Inspiration or motivation.

I am motivated because I want to be able to leave my day job to have more time to be creative, to write more stories.

I'm inspired by other writers. When I read such beautiful prose or developed characters that feels real or can feel the setting just from my own home--it puts a desire to want to be able to write like that one day. I'm inspired by the possiblities. (less)
Alicia D. Williams As many book lovers, I read several books at a time. That's the way our brains are wired.

I reread Thirteen Doorways Wolves Behind Them All by Laura R…more
As many book lovers, I read several books at a time. That's the way our brains are wired.

I reread Thirteen Doorways Wolves Behind Them All by Laura Ruby (LOVE!!!).

I listened to Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams on audio, and the reader was amazing with how she mastered all of the accents, and I screamed at Queenie as she spiral downward. Funny, but important about mental health.

I enjoyed Conjure Wome by Afia Atakora and The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead (deserved the awards, I had all the feels!)

Oh, and The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett--so many parallels to my story, Genesis Begins Again. The characters could be related or even the same. Before that, I devoured Brit's The Mothers. Ohhhh, one of my faves on characters.

Lastly, I've been working my way through The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson. Whew! (less)
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Sweeping Up the Heart by Kevin Henkes (write-in)
 
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Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise (write-in)
 
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New Kid by Jerry Craft (write-in)
 
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Pay Attention, Carter Jones by Gary D. Schmidt
 
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Genesis begins again (write-in)
 
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Eventown (write-in)
 
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Ruby in the Sky by Jeanne Zulick Ferruolo
 
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“The only reason you say that race was not an issue is because you wish it was not. We all wish it was not. But it’s a lie. I came from a country where race was not an issue; I did not think of myself as black and I only became black when I came to America. When you are black in America and you fall in love with a white person, race doesn’t matter when you’re alone together because it’s just you and your love. But the minute you step outside, race matters. But we don’t talk about it. We don’t even tell our white partners the small things that piss us off and the things we wish they understood better, because we’re worried they will say we’re overreacting, or we’re being too sensitive. And we don’t want them to say, Look how far we’ve come, just forty years ago it would have been illegal for us to even be a couple blah blah blah, because you know what we’re thinking when they say that? We’re thinking why the fuck should it ever have been illegal anyway? But we don’t say any of this stuff. We let it pile up inside our heads and when we come to nice liberal dinners like this, we say that race doesn’t matter because that’s what we’re supposed to say, to keep our nice liberal friends comfortable. It’s true. I speak from experience.”
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Americanah

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