Ebony Joy Wilkins

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I am an educator and writer, currently working on another YA novel. When I don't have a book or pen in hand I like to visit family, play tennis, try new restaurants, travel to new cities or relax on the beach!

ABOUT SELLOUT -NaTasha Jennings doesn’t fit in with the white kids in her small suburban hometown. When she runs into trouble at school she is humiliated, frustrated, and lost. She does the only thing she knows to do…run away and hide. But she escapes to Harlem with her grandmother Tilly and runs right into a whole new set of problems in the big city, where everything is unfamiliar. Tilly decides NaTasha needs to get back to her roots and volunteers her to help at a crisis center for girls in the Bronx, mingling with girls
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Charles William Eliot
“Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.”
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Doris Lessing
“There is no doubt fiction makes a better job of the truth.”
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Ebony Wilkins Walter Dean Myers new Ambassador for young people's literature -http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/03/boo...


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P.J. Thanks for the friendship!


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