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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. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. The Hundred Penny Box--A Review
A review of Sharon Bell Mathis' childrens book "The Hundred Penny Box"
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. Things to Avoid When Writing Interracial Romance
Interested in writing an interracial romance book? I don't blame you. Interracial romance is one of the biggest sellers in the romance genre. Find out how to make your interracial romance sparkle and stand out from the pack.
8. Say it Loud, I'm Black and I'm Proud
A brief review of some African American writers from the Civil Rights Era to the Black Power Movement.
9. The Black man who led a Revolution
In celebration of Black History month. A look at the impact of Black Men like our Haiti Revolutionary Toussaint L’Ouverture and "The Black Jacobins" written by a brother named C.L.R. James.
10. Little Divas--A Review
A look at the sophmore novel by Philana Marie Boles "Little Divas"
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