Song of My Life: A Biography of Margaret Walker by Carolyn Brown

I am so excited for my friend Carolyn Brown whose new book Song of My Life: A Biography of Margaret Walker has been released…

Song of My Life:  A Biography of Margaret Walker

Carolyn’s first book, A Daring Life:  A Biography of Eudora Welty, was the first young adult biography of Miss Welty.  In it Brown sought to broaden the audience of Welty readers to include the younger set.  A Daring Life has been a grand success serving not only to attract a younger reader but also the casual reader just seeking a little more knowledge about OPP’s famous author…

Carolyn Brown

On to book number two – Margaret Walker has been described as “the most famous person nobody knows.”  Carolyn tells the story of this award winning poet and activist born in 1915 in Birmingham, Alabama, into a family whose priority was education.

Lemuria Bookstore’s blog gives a wonderful overview:

This biography opens with her family and those who inspired her–her parents, her grandmother, her most important teachers and mentors–all significant influences on her reading and writing life. Chapters trace her path over the course of the twentieth century as she travels to Chicago and becomes a member of the South Side Writers Group with Richard Wright. Then she is accepted into the newly created Masters of Fine Arts Program at the University of Iowa. Back in the South, she pursued and achieved her dream of becoming a writer and college educator as well as wife and mother. Walker struggled to support herself, her sister, and later her husband and children, but she overcame financial hardships, prejudice, and gender bias and achieved great success. She penned the acclaimed novel “Jubilee,” received numerous lifetime achievement awards, and was a beloved faculty member for three decades at Jackson State University in Jackson, Mississippi.

Carolyn will be signing books today at 5:00 at Lemuria and will read at 5:30…

Carolyn Brown

run by and add this one to your stack…

dog laying head on a pile of books

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