>Just a few quick links today. I have a deadline tomorrow and must sleep in between.

Condi Rice has a three-book deal with Crown.

The Dallas Morning News has a story about the integration of the NFL. The reporter mentions a book, Outside the Lines, by Dr. Charles Ross (his name is incorrect in the article), director of African American studies at the University of Mississippi.

Evelyn White, author of Alice Walker: A Life, will speak at the University of Texas at Austin on March 11. She is also going to lead a creative writing workshop. I’d love to be able to hear her. The biography was amazing.

Here’s a story about the Coretta Scott King awards for children’s literature. It mentions some new middle-grade titles featuring African American or biracial characters.

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