I just received an invitation to attend the Oklahoma Center for Poets and Writers Oklahoma Writers Hall of Fame Banquet honoring Joyce Carol Thomas. All part of a larger program, Oklahoma Landscapes that will promote Oklahoma Authors. Joyce Carol Thomas is a wonderful choice. Your young children will love her book “I Have Heard of a Land“, a celebration of Oklahoma’s African American pioneers. All of her children’s books are beautifully written and illustrated. Young Adults should read Marked by Fire. You can see the depth of her talents after reading both volumes.
The University of Tennesse has her on their Tennessee Author page but I beg to differ, she is truly one of Oklahoma’s finest authors. So come on out on October 6th to celebrate her and her works. For registration details go to http://poetsandwriters.okstate.edu/events/index.html