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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. 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.
3. 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.
4. Romiette and Julio—A Teen Interracial Romance
A review of the novel "Romiette and Julio" by Sharon Draper
5. 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.
6. An Interview with Author William H. Johnson
I'm proud to introduce a great new author to the Bellaonline readers. Enjoy this up close and personal interview with William H. Johnson, author of "THE DARK PROVINCE: SON OF DUPRIN."
7. The Emergence of the New Negro
One perspective on the transformation of African American literature during the Harlem Renaissance
8. 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.
9. Charlene Vivian Stringer—Survivor, Hero
Learn about this award winning coach and inspirational woman in her memior, "Standing Tall"
10. Stock Photos for Black Books
You're a writer interested in self-publishing but are stumped when it comes to finding photos that will fit your book. Whether you're looking for the perfect book cover photo or photos to imbed within your work, these sites will lead you to professional images of African-Americans.
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