African American poet, playwright and children’s author, Joyce
Carole Thomas celebrates the folk traditions and history of
African American women, children and families in America. She is
celebrated for her young adult novels, poetry, and picture books,
as well as fiction and plays for adults. She won the American
Book Award for her first novel, Marked by Fire, and the
Coretta Scott King Award for her second, Bright Shadow.
For more information, visit her website.