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Elizabeth Acevedo is a Dominican American author and poet. Her debut novel, The Poet X, won the 2018 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature. Her other books include Beastgirl & Other Origin Myths and With The Fire On High. We spoke with her about her latest tome, Clap When You Land, which is a novel-in-verse that details the grief and love…

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From teenage mother to accomplished attorney, Ruby Y. Davis knows all about hearsay. The Birmingham native is the founder of The Davis Law Group, LLC., a firm that primarily focuses on wrongful death and personal injury cases across Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, and Florida. We spoke with Davis about the inspiration behind her book Hearsay, which…

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Author LaShon Holliday (Photo provided by LaShon Holliday) LaShon Holliday knows first-hand what it means to embrace the pain you experience in life. In November 2014, she faced a life-changing event: she had to have craniotomy brain surgery. To compound her diagnosis, doctors told Holliday she would have to learn how to walk all over…

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Nona Jones is an author, pastor, business executive, and international speaker. She is also the founder and CEO of Nona Jones Ministries. Jones graduated from the University of Florida with a bachelor’s degree in communications and a master’s of business administration. She previously held executive leadership roles across the private, public, and nonprofit sectors before…

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