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Here are the top ten articles for the African American Lit Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!
1. The Harlem Renaissance and Female Poets
Read profiles on Harlem Renaissance Poets Georgia Douglas Johnson and Gwendolyn Bennett.
2. The Emergence of the New Negro
One perspective on the transformation of African American literature during the Harlem Renaissance
3. Bronx Masquerade—A Gem for Teen Readers
Book review of an amazing novel for teens. It tackles the all too familiar struggle for indentity that all teens face.
4. Beloved: the Manifestation of Guilt
A brief synopsis of the Pulitzer Prize winning novel "Beloved"  by Toni Morrison.
5. For Colored Girls by Tyler Perry
A review of the movie “For Colored Girls” screenplay adapted by Tyler Perry from the choreopoem “For Colored Girls who have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf” by Ntozake Shange.
6. Benefits of Writing a Series
Have you noticed the rising popularity of writing a series in the writing industry? Commercially published and self-published authors are finding outrageous success with series.
7. Do Not Skip on Editing
Are you an aspiring writer who is dying to publish your book but cannot afford an editor? Skipping the editing process is never a good idea but there are options for getting eyes on your books without having to pay for it.
8. The Hundred Penny Box--A Review
A review of Sharon Bell Mathis' childrens book "The Hundred Penny Box"
9. Black Writers Embrace Self-Publishing
Self-publishing has proven a great option for many but it's opened a world of endless possibilities to encourage the creative growth of black writers especially. There are more options than ever for authors to get their work in the door.
10. The Horrors of Slavery Exposed
A brief summary of a few influential writers, who wrote autobiographies called “Slave Narratives” which often encouraged support for abolitionists.
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