Julius Lester





Julius Lester


Born
in St. Louis, Missouri, The United States
January 27, 1939

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I was born on January 27, 1939 in St. Louis, Missouri. From 1941-1954 I lived in Kansas City, Kansas, and from 1954-1961 in Nashville, Tennesse. I received a B.A. in English from Fisk University in 1960.

In 1961 I moved to New York City where I had a talk radio show on WBAI FM from 1966-1973, hosted a television talk show on WNET from 1969-1971.

Since 1968 I have published 43 books. Among the awards these books have received are the Newberry Honor Medal, the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award, National Book Award Finalist, National Jewish Book Award Finalist, National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist, Boston Globe/Horn Book Award, Coretta Scott King Award. Numerous titles have also appeared on the New York Times Outstanding Book list and American Li
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Day of Tears

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To Be a Slave

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When Dad Killed Mom

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“How can I love you if I don't know what hurts you?”
Julius Lester, The Autobiography of God
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“Silence was not the absence of sound but was itself a sound that could be loud or soft, soothing or disturbing, complex or simple.”
Julius Lester, The Autobiography of God

“History is not just facts and events. History is also a pain in the heart and we repeat history until we are able to make another's pain in the heart our own.”
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