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News about the Book The Girl Who Fell from the Sky

Behind the Brilliance

an interview with Lisa Nicole Bell!

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The Girl Who Fell From the Sky $1.99 TODAY ONLY

and its moving up the bestseller list!

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Red Carpet Memories from the Image Awards

a great reminder of an amazing day.

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The Girl Who Fell From the Sky Named a Top Book for Kwanzaa

think self-determination.

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A Self-Professed Fan Girl

of The Girl Who Fell From the Sky and especially Brick.

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Remembering My Real Grandmother

In memory of a great woman.

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Is Interracial Marriage Still Scandalous?

My first New York Times essay piece.

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Video Interpretation of The Girl Who Fell From the Sky

An animation from a high school class.

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Happy Birthday Nella Larsen

My "literary mother."

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James Baldwin On Being An Artist & Staying True

A lesson to learn.

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27 Authors, 27 Books to Win!

It's easy to enter to win!

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The Real Life Story that Inspired The Girl Who Fell From the Sky

Because I know you want to know.

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The Inspiration for My Work-in-Progress Gets NY Times Shout out!

Miss Lala is on everyone's mind.

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Roots, Race and My Dad: My Newest Huffington Post Essay

A personal essay.

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I've Added More Appearances for 2013

And yes, Paul Simon will be at one too!

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Huffington Post Black Voices Reader's Choice Top 20

What a cool honor!

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Coming Full Circle with Barbara Kingsolver . . .

sharing the stage at Book Expo.

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Mixed Experience History Month 2012

Profiles of notable people.

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Sharing the Stage with Barbara Kingsolver

at Book Expo in New York City.

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Thank You Wy'East Book Shoppe

a nice way to end the book tour.

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A Wonderful Visit to Beach Books

a special store in Seaside, OR.

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Upcoming Appearances Spring 2012

on the West Coast.

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Upcoming Appearances Spring 2012

on the East Coast.

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Everybody Reads OPB Video Responses 6

. . . featuring Rachel Porter.

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Interview with the AV Club

a fun Q & A.

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Everybody Reads OPB Video Responses 5

. . . featuring Camilo Marquez.

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Everybody Reads OPB Video Responses 4

. . . featuring Bianca Espinosa.

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Everybody Reads OPB Video Responses 3

featuring Lisa McCall, mom of a biracial son.

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Everybody Reads OPB Video Responses 2

featuring the Hudson family: mom and daughter.

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Everybody Reads OPB Video Responses

featuring my brother, Mark Durrow.

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My Big Talk at the Schnitz for Everybody Reads

in front of an audience of 2000!

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OPB Think Out Loud Interview

in which my mom makes everyone teary-eyed!

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Thank You Youngstown State University

I had a wonderful time!

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OPB Video Interview with Ifanyi Bell

A walk through the old neighborhood.

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AM-NW Helen's Book Club TV Discussion

Love the comments from readers!

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The Girl Who Fell From the Sky Now in Brazilian Portuguese

Whoo hoo!

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PCC Reads Video Part 6

Questions from the Audience hosted by my man, Dave Stout!

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PCC Reads Video Part 5

My interview with PCC Multicultural Center Student Leaders.

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PCC Reads Video Part 4

My interview with PCC ESOL students.

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PCC Reads Video Part 3

The passage I could never read in public.

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PCC Reads Video Part 2

A wonderful staged reading by a talented troupe.

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PCC Reads Video Part 1

A wonderful hour-long presentation with a staged reading.

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Everybody Reads 2012 Has Begun

Get your FREE copy of this special edition.

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Everybody Reads 2012 Schedule of Events

Join the community-wide discussion of The Girl Who Fell From the Sky.

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2012 Appearances

I'll be on the road again.

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Terry McMillan and Me Interview

A funny night captured on audio.

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My College of William & Mary Visit

A very wonderful experience.

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My Visit to SE Missouri State

Awesome!

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My Visit to Catlin Gabel

A fun visit.

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Interview with Barbara DeMarco-Barrett

A talk on writing.

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"Getting Published" at Word Brooklyn

A panel with the wonderful Michele Young-Stone.

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My CNN Red Chair Interview

I get to talk about fulfilling a dream.

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My Mom is on the NBC Nightly News

and so am I.

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Some New Words on Paperback Cover

Even if it's not new news.

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Thank you to the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History

A wonderful audience and energizing evening.

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Pen on Fire Wrap Up

A great evening with Danzy Senna and host Barbara DeMarco-Barrett.

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CNN Dialogues Wrap-Up

Wolf Blitzer, talking "black", colorism and a hair straightening confession.

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NPR's Summer Blend Book Club Wrap Up

I hope you read these wonderful books.

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The Girl Is a Top 5 Fave of the Author of The Help

Kathryn Stockett Loves The Girl Who Fell From the Sky.

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Dirty Laundry Lit

A special evening of words and music hosted by PEN Center USA.

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CNN Dialogue with Wolf Blitzer

A special panel discussion on race.

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Everybody Reads 2012

Portland picks The Girl Who Fell From the Sky for city-wide read!

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Win a Free Copy of The Girl Who Fell From the Sky

Algonquin is giving away 20 copies this week!

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Terry McMillan Event Upcoming

Terry McMillan and Me!

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New York Times Front Page Feature

Huzzah: NYT Gives a Shout-Out to the Mixed Roots Festival.

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New Letters On the Air Interview with Angela Elam

A great radio interview including a short reading.

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Ooo la la

The Girl Who Fell From the Sky will be translated into French!

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New Letters Interview Upcoming

Kansas City: Stay tuned June 24 for the interview!

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My UNCTV Interview with D.G. Martin

I'm giddy about this interview!

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Meet Me at Sundance on Saturday

A book brunch and talk in Utah!

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NPR Tell Me More Blended Books Series

A special interview on NPR's Tell Me More.

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Upcoming UNC-TV Interview with D.G. Martin

North Carolina: Set Your DVRs!

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Book Club Visits

Two special visits in one day.

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What is the Bellwether Prize?

My lovely and talented editor, Kathy Pories, explains.

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For the Danes and assorted Afro-Vikings

A video and magazine story.

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My Portland Public Schools Visit

A video complete with interviews with the students.

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A Poem Inspired by The Girl Who Fell From the Sky

A lovely poem.

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Bibliocracy Interview

A special interview on Bibliocracy.

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Portland Community College Podcast Part 2

A special staged reading and Q & A-Part 2.

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Portland Community College Podcast Part 1

A special staged reading and Q & A.

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PBS Books & Co. Interview Extended

Look, I'm on PBS . . . still!

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PBS Books & Co. Interview

Look, I'm on PBS!

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Mixed Roots In the Schools

When I think about my roots, I think about ...

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Mixed Roots Represents!

The Mixed Roots-ers show off their talent for Poets & Writers.

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Danish Cultural Center Photos

A very "hyggeligt" Saturday morning.

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LA Times Festival of Books

I think I hit the big time!

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Vermin on the Mount Photos

Thank you Jim Ruland.

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New School Photos

thank you Jeff Renard Allen and the lovely folks who attended.

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Booktowne Photos & Thank You!

I had a great time with some folks from the Jersey Shore.

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Author Squared Interview

I talk with the wonderful Caroline Leavitt about writing, stuck-ness and healing!

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Post & Courier Author Luncheon

I join a line-up of heavy-hitters!

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Jerrol's Books & the Friends of the Library in Ellensburg

What could be better than tea, cookies, and lots of book lovers?

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Costco Rocks!

Thank you so much to the good folks at Costco.

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PCC Reads Extravaganza!

An unforgettable couple of days.

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Getting Naked in Waucoma

And talking about The Girl Who Fell From the Sky.

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"Skype"-ing with Book Clubs

Video Skype makes the world comfortably small.

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Indivisible Exhibit & Panel Talk at the California African American Museum

A great panel.

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The Writers' Block Interview

A great conversation with Amanda Turner.

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Rediscovered Bookshop Rocks!

A fabulous night in Boise, ID.

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Books & Co. TV Interview Upcoming

A great conversation with Alberto Rios.

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