On writing for children & other people / Julius Lester.

Lester, Julius, author.
Other Title:
On writing for children and other people
New York : Dial Books, ©2004. , ©2004
159, [1] pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Lester, Julius.
Lester, Julius -- Authorship.
Authors, American -- 20th century -- Biography.
Children's literature -- Authorship.
Lester, Julius -- Authorship.
Lester, Julius.
Authors, American.
Children's literature -- Authorship.
Place of Publication:
United States New York (State) New York (City).
"For the past forty-seven years I have devoted most of my time and energy to writing. It has been a vocation in the original sense of the word, that is a religious calling, one I was helpless to deny. For me writing has never been about self-expression. Writing has been about tending the spirit and making real the soul." So says Julius Lester in the introduction to this extraordinary book that combines memoir and social criticism. In strikingly honest, thought-provoking prose, he discusses the aspects of his life that have influenced his writing, including his relationships, political views, and religious beliefs; offers revealing anecdotes of the editorial process; and expresses the absolute importance of story. He also shares photographs he has taken through the years-photos that offer their own moving commentary on his text. This bold, insightful book could only have been written by Julius Lester, a revered author known for his strong voice and clear eye. He won a Newbery Honor for his groundbreaking To Be a Slave, has been a National Book Award finalist and the recipient of the Coretta Scott King Honor and Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, among many other honors, and is a professor emeritus at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
"Copyright ©2004 by Julius Lester"--title page verso.
"Designed by Nancy R. Leo-Kelly"--title page verso.
"Text set in Zap Rennaissance."--title page verso.
Local notes:
Tehon Collection copy presented to the Penn Libraries in 2014 by Susan Tehon.
Tehon Collection copy: dust jacket retained.
Kislak Center Banks Collection copy presented to the Penn Libraries in 2018 by Joanna Banks.
Kislak Center Banks Collection copy retains dust jacket.
Penn Provenance:
Tehon, Atha (former owner) (Tehon Collection copy)
Tehon, Susan (donor) (Tehon Collection copy)
Banks, Joanna (donor) (Banks Collection copy)
Penn Chronology:
Leo-Kelly, Nancy R., book designer.
Tehon, Atha.
Dial Books, publisher.
Atha Tehon Thiras Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
Joanna Banks Collection of African American Books (University of Pennsylvania)
Joanna Banks Collection of African American Children's Books (University of Pennsylvania)
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