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I'd like to share what I know about: Books, African American culture, Genealogy, Black History, Tea

I'd like to discover more about: American History

Dera is a writer, editor, genealogist, writing mentor, researcher, and family historian, and she is active in local literary and national literary circles. She is the keeper of family stories, archivist and historian.

Reviews
reviewed Uptown: A Novel. September 06, 2010
Uptown: A Novel
This is a good look at gentrification and real estate in New York, Harlem to be specific.It is also a sign of the economic times. Who can one trust, if not family. The twists and turns will surprise you …
reviewed Wench: A Novel. February 21, 2010
Wench: A Novel
Dolen Perkins-Valdez makes a formidable debut in the tale of four women poised on the edge of slavery and freedom in Wench. Based on meticulous research, the author presents Tawawa House, which has oral …
reviewed Searching for Tina Turner. February 10, 2010
Searching for Tina Turner
Jacqueline Luckett's debut novel, Searching for Tina Turner, explores a woman's coming into her own and how she goes about making a change that empowers and validates her life. On the surface, Lena Spencer …
reviewed The Girl Who Fell from the Sky. January 20, 2010
The Girl Who Fell from the Sky
Heidi Durrow has written a worthy debut novel in The Girl Who Fell from the Sky, a 2008 Bellwether Prize winner for Fiction. Told in different narrators' voices, the main character of Rachel Morse is …
reviewed A Mighty Long Way: My Journey to Just.... December 08, 2009
A Mighty Long Way: My Journey to Justice at Little
I read several of the Little Rock Nine memoirs in the past, but the most recent on the integration of Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas by Carlotta Walls Lanier, A Mighty Long Way: My Journey …
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Quick Tips
posted a Quick Tip about Numi Tea Flower Jewel. November 08, 2010
posted in Tea Time
Numi Tea Flower Jewel
How ironic, I just bought this tea yesterday. Ihad a Groupon coupon and I also purchased the glass tea pot for flowering teas. I love it.
posted a Quick Tip about The Wild Palms. October 24, 2010
The Wild Palms:
I need to check this out based on your comments. Sounds intriguing.
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September 27, 2010
Hi Dera, just wanted to stop by and welcome you to Lunch! I'm a Brand Ambassador for Lunch, so feel free to ask me if you have any questions. You can also click the Feedback button if you have further comments. Given your great book reviews you might enjoy joining the Cafe Libri community. Have fun exploring!
September 27, 2010
Hi Bethany, love your name. Hi Bethany, first ove your name and your profile sounds like you are having a lot of fun researching new places for fun. I had a similar writing assignment once, did a lot of research for a certain demographic and then the project went bust. Such is life. I am cutting back on my reviews some while I concentrate on my writing. I tried to send a message to you from your page but it is just not working. The cursor will not cooperate on the box and the cut and paste doesn't work. I tried four times. Take care and thanks for the welcome.
 
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