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Madam C. J. Walker, First Female Self-Made Millionaire in U.S.

I am putting up some posts from the past about extraordinary people of colour. #blacklivesmatter By Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.) (photographers). [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons . Madam C. J. Walker was born Sarah Breedlove, the last of six children, on December 23rd, 1867, in Louisiana. Sarah’s parents and four older brothers and one sister were …

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Ruby Bridges, First Black Child in a White School.

I’m posting a few past posts on extraordinary people of colour. #blacklivesmatter By Uncredited DOJ photographer [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons Today’s blog is by the other fellow author of my book, Reaching for the Stars, Poems about Extraordinary Women and Girls, the wonderful and talented Michaela Morgan: . The poem My First Day at School, …

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Ida B Wells, Early Fighter Against Institutional Racism

I’m posting a few of my past posts about extraordinary people of colour. #blacklivesmatter Mary Garrity Restored by Adam Cuerden – Based on image originally from NAEMVZELXQV2iw at Google Cultural Institute I wish I had more room to tell the complete story of this extraordinary woman. She was intelligent, she was brave, she never gave …

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Sister Rosetta Tharpe

  I’m posting a few of my past posts about extraordinary people of colour. #blacklivesmatter Sister Rosetta Tharpe – AMAZING! Rosetta Tharpe was born Rosetta Nubin on a cotton plant in Arkansas, on the 20th of March, 1915, and died in 1973, in Philadelphia, after a long career as a musician. Her parents were cotton …

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Y is for Malala Yousafzai

Over the next few days I will post some of my posts from the past about inspirational people of colour. #Blacklivesmatter Wikimedia Commons This entry is by my guest blogger Michaela Morgan,  one of my fellow authors of Reaching the Stars, Poems about Extraordinary Women and Girls, also by me and Jan Dean, published by Macmillan. This poem …

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AtoZChallenge; D is for Jan Dean

D in the Poetry Feast is Jan Dean – oh, Jan is fun. She is also a National Poetry Day Ambassador, writing poems in a tucked away corner of her house, next to a rubber chicken handbag and Templeton the kiwi.  She has two full collections of poetry, three collaborations and is in over a …

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A Mother’s Confession, Read by Children’s Poet, Jan Dean

Jan Dean performs her wonderful poem A Mother’s Confession:  

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D is for Children’s Poets Shauna Darling Robertson, Jan Dean, Rebecca Kai Dotlich and John Dougherty, #AtoZChallenge #ZtoA

John Dougherty . John Dougherty John Dougherty is probably best known as the writer of around 30 books for children, (including the STINKBOMB & KETCHUP FACE series) but he has also been writing poems and songs since his teens. His first poetry collection, Dinosaurs & Dinner-Ladies, illustrated by Tom Morgan-Jones, was published in 2016, and …

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Postcard Heaven!

When Apes to Zebras, an A-Z of Shape Poems (by me, Sue Hardy-Dawson, and Roger Stevens) came out, Bloomsbury kindly sent a whole load of postcards for advertising it; and very beautiful they are too, with two shape poems by me, two by Sue and two by Roger in each pack. Apes to Zebras is …

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BBC Radio 4 Reading of Reaching the Stars Poem

Available on listen again on BBC Radio 4, Jan Dean‘s poem ‘Suffragette‘ from Reaching the stars, Poems about Extraordinary Women and Girls, on Wednesday 6th February 2018, available indefinitely on podcast: BBC Radio 4  

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