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Ebony Magazine's Power 100 & Me!

Ebony Magazine has just released its Power 100 List in the Dec./Jan issue on newstands now. And guess who's in it? Me! Yup. Crazy, right? Too exciting. An incredible honor. I could go on and on. I make the list as an emerging leader in Arts & Letters which also includes the big writers: Malcolm Gladwell, Edgwidge Danticat, Ntozake Shange. Dude, I'm like crazy happy. Happy. Crazy. Excited. And yes, I am ready to embrace my role as a "Baller and Shot Caller" as the cover headline proclaims! Hee hee!  Please pick up a copy--it's the one with my favorite celebrity on the cover: the very lovely Vanessa Williams!  This is what the write-up says: “Biracial smarty-pants Durrow hit it big this year with her incandescent debut and award-winning novel The Girl Who Fell From the Sky, a coming of age story about the daughter of a Danish mother and a Black GI who becomes the sole survivor of a family tragedy.”

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And a well deserved mention it is! I always love looking at the powers and shakers or the top 100 leaders/emerging leaders in Ebony, I’ll be sure to pick up a copy smile The Girl Who Fell From the Sky was excellent.

Amazing, Heidi!  I love Ntozake Shange and Malcolm Gladwell What a prestigious list, and a picture to boot!

Heidi:
I’m so proud of you! We were so fortunate to have you last summer in our rural northern Michigan community, Petoskey, not only to speak for our author’s luncheon, but to spend part of the evening with our Michigan State University Red National Writing Project summer invitational teacher institute.
Congratulations!
Happy holidays.
Ken Winter

Congratulations! What a great honor. I know you couldn’t have imagined something so wonderful just a few years ago. And..I love Vanessa! She looks gorgeous as always.

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