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Julius Lester

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Julius Lester was a celebrated author whose accolades include a Newbery Honor and a Coretta Scott King Award. He was also a National Book Award finalist, a National Book Critics Circle nominee, and a recipient of the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award. In addition to his critically acclaimed writing career, Mr. Lester distinguished himself as a civil rights activist, musician, photographer, radio talk-show host, and professor. For 32 years he taught at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

   Do Lord Remember Me (1985)
   And All Our Wounds Forgiven (1994)
   Othello (1995)
   Pharaoh's Daughter (2000)
   The Autobiography of God (2000)
   When Dad Killed Mom (2001)
   Time's Memory (2006)
   Cupid (2007)
   Day of Tears (2007)
   Guardian (2008)
   Black Folktales (1969)
   Two Love Stories (1972)
   Long Journey Home (1973)
   Who I Am (poems) (1974)
   This Strange New Feeling (1982)
   How Many Spots Does a Leopard Have? (1989)
   When the Beginning Began (1999)
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Books containing stories by Julius Lester
Places I Never Meant to Be (1999)
Original Stories by Censored Writers
edited by
Judy Blume

Award nominations
1994 National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction (nominee) : And All Our Wounds Forgiven
1969 Newbery Medal (nominee) : To Be a Slave

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Children of Longing (1970)
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