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Author Susan Straight and her daughters in Central Park in November 2010. From left to right: Gaila Sims, Delphine Sims, Rosette Sims and Susan Straight.
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August 25, 2011 Fantine's light skin gets her mistaken for Algerian, Samoan and Hawaiian. It's her ticket to an independent jet-setting life. But when her godson gets in trouble, she's forced to go home. Host Michel Martin discusses Take One Candle Light A Room with author Susan Straight.
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Mat Johnson's new book picks up where Edgar Allen Poe's only novel left off.
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August 17, 2011 Mat Johnson's Pym is a modern-day sequel to Edgar Allan Poe's only novel. Poe's characters discover an island populated only by blacks. Johnson's characters set off to the South Pole to find this island but uncover something entirely different.
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July 15, 2011 "You're half Chinese and half European, I'm half Indian, a quarter Mexican and a quarter Irish. We're mixed up. We're not really one or the other ethnically. We're like human lattes." So explains Asha, the main character in Sarah Jamila Stevenson's debut novel, The Latte Rebellion.
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June 24, 2011 Danzy Senna's stories begin with the familiar, but quickly take subtle turns to reveal racial tensions lurking below the surface. As part of Tell Me More's Summer Blend Book Club series, host Michel Martin speaks with author Danzy Senna about her new collection of short fiction, You Are Free.
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June 16, 2011 This summer, Tell Me More read books exploring what it means to be multicultural and mixed race. Read along with us and join the conversation.
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