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Harper and Emma are two best friends who first met at the pool in the summer. Emma has Autism which affects her speech, but she does not let it slow her down. She has a different way to communicate. Harper learned about Autism and how to communicate with her new best friend. Now the girls are getting ready to go to the zoo for the first time. What animals do you think they will see? Come find out when you read the next book in the Lets Talk! Series.

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Many people shun those who have disabilities because of the stigma, but I push my population to their potential because THEY ARE capable. Seeing the hard work that I put forth made me realize that this is what I am supposed to do. I am supposed to advocate for those who cannot do it for themselves. This self-reflection workbook will not only help you, but others who have or still are going through a tough time. This book is for you to be real with yourself, if not with anyone else!

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Dorianne loved to help in the kitchen, especially when her mother was baking cookies. She never thought she would be able to make money from baking cookies at such a young age. One day she was asked to bake cookies for her class. Find out how Dorianne accomplished this task.

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Derek Walcott

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Olive Senior

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Edward Baugh

National Poetry Month

Sir Derek Alton Walcott was a Saint Lucian poet and playwright. He received the 1992 Nobel Prize in Literature. He was the University of Alberta's first distinguished scholar in residence, where he taught undergraduate and graduate writing courses. He also served as Professor of Poetry at the University of Essex from 2010 to 2013. His works include the Homeric epic poem Omeros (1990), which many critics view "as Walcott's major achievement." In addition to winning the Nobel Prize, Walcott received many literary awards over the course of his career, including an Obie Award in 1971 for his play Dream on Monkey Mountain, a MacArthur Foundation "genius" award, a Royal Society of Literature Award, the Queen's Medal for Poetry, the inaugural OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature, the 2010 T. S. Eliot Prize for his book of poetry White Egrets and the Griffin Trust For Excellence in Poetry Lifetime Recognition Award in 2015.

Olive Marjorie Senior is a Jamaican poet, novelist, short story and non-fiction writer based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She was awarded the Musgrave Gold Medal in 2005 by the Institute of Jamaica for her contributions to literature. Senior has published four collections of poems: Talking of Trees (1985), Gardening in the Tropics (1994), Over the Roofs of the World (2005) and Shell (2007). Her short story collection Summer Lightning (1986) won the Commonwealth Writers' Prize; it was followed by Arrival of the Snake Woman (also includes "The Two Grandmothers" which is one of her best short stories) (1989, 2009) and Discerner of Hearts (1995). Her most recent collection of stories, The Pain Tree (2015), was the overall winner of the 2016 OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature, having won the fiction category.

Edward Alston Cecil Baugh is a Jamaican poet and scholar, recognized as an authority on the work of Derek Walcott, whose Selected Poems (2007) Baugh edited, having in 1978 authored the first book-length study of the Nobel-winning poet's work, Derek Walcott: Memory as Vision. Baugh's poems appeared in various magazines and anthologies years before the publication of his first collection, A Tale from the Rainforest (1988). This was followed by It Was the Singing (2000) and Black Sand: New and Selected Poems (2013). In 2012 he was awarded a Gold Musgrave Medal by the Institute of Jamaica. In March 2021 Baugh was announced as the co-recipient, together with Mervyn Morris, of the 2021 Bocas Henry Swanzy Award.

Jacqueline Walker

Jacqueline Walker, MD
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Renaee and Team: Thank you for the opportunity to participate in this event! It was wonderful meeting other authors and interacting with readers. I wish you continued success in all you do. God willing, I will be back next year and, in the meantime, look forward to interacting and participating in virtual activities.

Avalon S. Brown

Avalon S. Brown, NJ
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Yesterday at the 8th Annual Independent Authors Book Expo, Roselle, NJ. Had a great time meeting other authors and staff. Thanks to my granddaughter Alexis for her support and coming out with me!!! What a great turnout from the community.

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Kim Ross-Hollingsworth, NJ Presenter

Today was such a fun and productive day at the 8th Annual IABX Author Event. I met a lot of awesome people, and I saw a few faces that I recognized from my past Arts & Authors Extravaganza. I am so grateful, I sold out of almost all of my books today! Some even came back for multiples to gift to a friend. I hope you all enjoy your books. If you see this post. Thank you so much!

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