Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Meet Felicia Pride: Author, Speaker, and Literacy Advocate.

Felicia Pride: Author, Speaker, and Literacy AdvocateFelicia's most recent book, The Message: 100 Life Lessons from Hip-Hop's Greatest Songs (Thunder's Mouth Press/Running Press), is hailed as a "Chicken Soup for the Hip-Hop Soul".

Featured by prominent media outlets, including USA Today and NPR's
Meet Felicia Talk of the Nation, Felicia is also the co-author of Hallway Diaries (Harlequin/Kimani Tru) and the author of two-chapter books based on the award-winning television show, Everybody Hates Chris (Simon & Schuster).

Wearing many hats, Felicia is, along with being the book blogger for AOL's Black Voices, the managing editor of Mosaic literary magazine and a contributor to Publishers Weekly. Her writing about hip-hop, books, publishing, and pop culture has appeared in various publications including VIBE, Baltimore Sun,, and the Baltimore City Paper.

In 2004, Felicia founded an organization dedicated to supporting the literary arts known as BackList, Through BackList, Felicia engages in creative literacy Click here to purchase your copyinitiatives; conducts workshops; supports writers of color; plans non-traditional events; and appears at schools, organization functions, and conferences. She speaks on an array of topics including writing, publishing, hip-hop, and literacy. Felicia serves on the board for the Literary Freedom Project. She has an M.A. in writing and publishing from Emerson College (Boston, MA) and currently lives in Maryland.

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