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Sonia Sanchez
c/o Beacon Press
Reshma Melwani

Hometown: Birmingham, AL


Publications and Awards

Sound Investment: Short Stories for Young Readers, Third World Press, 1980
The Adventures of Fat Head, Small Head, and Square Head, The Third Press, 1973
It's a New Day: Poems for Young Brothas and Sistuhs, Broadside Press, 1971

Literary Awards:
Alabama Writers Hall of Fame inductee, 2015
Harper Lee Award for Alabama's Distinguished Writer of the Year, 2004
PEW Fellowship in the Arts, 1992-1993
Peace and Freedom Award, Women International League for Peace and Freedom, 1989
Governor's Award for Excellence in the Humanities, 1988
Community Service Award, National Black Caucus of State Legislators, 1985
Outstanding Arts Award, Pennsylvania Coalition of 100 Black Women, 1985
Lucretia Mott Award, National Endowment for the Arts, 1984

More Information

Gives readings: Yes
Travels to readings: Yes
Conducts workshops: Yes
Available for interviews: Yes

  • ASCA
  • AHA
  • SCAC
  • DYS