Alice Walker: Author and Social Activist (Signature Lives: Modern America)

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Born in 1944 in the segregated South, Alice Walker grew up to be a leading voice for African-Americans. A writer and political activist, she addresses issues of race, gender, and violence in her novels, essays, poems, and stories. Her 1983 novel, The Color Purple, won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, marking the first time an African-American woman received that honor. She continues to speak and write about the experiences of black women in the United States and social injustices throughout the world.

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Readers, grade seven and up, learn of men and women who have struggled throughout their lives to remain faithful to their dreams and, as a consequence, made a significant impact on the world. Their stories are told with details that not only cover their p --Multicultural Review

An addition to the Signature Lives series, this biography of Alice Walker contains a detailed rendering of this courageous and talented womans life. Best known for her novel The Color Purple, Walker was born in 1944 to a poor sharecropping family in Ea --Children's Literature

The lives of Alice Walker and Miquel de Cervantes are presented comprehensively in these Signature Lives series books. Accessible text and colorful illustrations, art or maps are presented on tastefully decorated two-page spreads in each book. Colorful so --Pennsylvania School Librarians Association

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