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Fossie Bear Plays Saxophone

Fossie Bear Plays Saxophone

 
 
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Fossie Bear Plays Saxophone is a story loosely based on the life of composer, jazz soloist—baritone, alto, soprano saxes, clarinet, flute, vocalist—and band leader Fostina Dixon.  It came to me after a concert. I remembered the electric energy that flowed through Fostina the first time I heard her play. A vision of a little girl, filled with electric energy, and her discovery of music came to me.

Magic Ella’s Garden

Magic Ella’s Garden

 
 
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The story – Magic Ella’s Garden – comes from what I heard about a neighborhood garden’s origin, coupled with looking at the garden,  its beautiful people and plants, and my fantastical imagining.

The Gift of the Alien Queen

The Gift of the Alien Queen

 
 
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The Gift of the Alien Queen is a delightful science fiction story written by Bindu Nicholson, my niece, on one of her first ventures into science fiction.

 

Letty Stories: World Clocks, Wild Soccer, Pen Pals…

Letty Stories: World Clocks, Wild Soccer, Pen Pals…

 
 
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First in a series of stories of Letty, her daily life and adventures. This story introduces Letty, her friends and relatives and more.

Hear Carletta Joy Walker STORIES W/THE ECLECTIC LIBRARIAN Thursdays at the Sugar Hill Children’s Museum for Art & Storytelling

Down At The Wreck

Down At The Wreck

 
 
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A snippet from The Sign of the Seahorse: a wild adventure from Graeme Base.

Hear Carletta Joy Walker STORIES W/THE ECLECTIC LIBRARIAN Thursdays at the Sugar Hill Children’s Museum for Art & Storytelling

 

Sapphire Interview {from the archives}

Sapphire Interview {from the archives}

 
 
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Sapphire: She live in full-spectrum truth-light*poet*novelist*performance poet*dancer*teacher— “I have brought into the public gaze women who have been marginalized by sexual abuse, poverty, and their blackness. Through art I have sought to center them in the world.”—her first novel, Push continues to focus public gaze, as does her subsequent novel The Kid.

Interview first aired on Joy Journal Program – WBAI, Pacifica radio

Ntozake Shange Interview {from the archives}

Ntozake Shange Interview {from the archives}

 
 
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Ntozake Shange: She live in music-light & love innovating poet*spoken-word artist*dancer*novelist* playwright* mother*very known for gift— “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf,”—that keeps giving*born October 18, 1948 Trenton, NJ,—died October 27, 2018 Bowie, MD

Interview first aired on Joy Journal Program – WBAI, Pacifica radio

Jayne Cortez Interview {from the archives}

Jayne Cortez Interview {from the archives}

 
 
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Jayne Cortez: She Visionary poet *cultural worker*mother*grandmother*director, known for Yari Yari: Black Women Writers and the Future (1999)…*born May 10, 1934 in Fort Huachuca, Arizona—died December 28, 2012 in Manhattan, New York City*

Interview first aired on Joy Journal Program – WBAI, Pacifica radio