Know her history
Alice Walker is an internationally celebrated writer, poet and activist whose books include seven novels, four collections of short stories, four children’s books, and volumes of essays and poetry. She won the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction in 1983 and the National Book Award.
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African American Woman Writer
She makes the difference!
The wondrous Pulitzer Prize - Winning Novel
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