Black Girl Dreaming: Poems About Love, Life and Loss

Black Girl Dreaming: Poems About Love, Life and Loss

by Chandra Sparks Splond, Chandra Sparks Taylor


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As a child growing up in Birmingham, Alabama, author and blogger Chandra Sparks Splond spent many days in her room dreaming of forever and writing about someday. In Black Girl Dreaming: Poems about Love, Life and Loss, Splond shares some of her most cherished and personal work on her journey to learning to love herself and others.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781541015913
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 01/30/2017
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 1,225,718
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.37(d)

About the Author

Chandra Sparks Splond is a blogger, editor, speaker and award-winning author. Her young adult novel Spin It Like That was chosen as a Popular Paperback for Young Adults by the Young Adult Library Services Association, and The Pledge was a YALSA Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers. She is also the author of Make It Work, He's Got Game, The Promise, You've Gotta Have Faith, and The Greatest Gift of All.
Splond is the owner of West End Publishing, LLC, and Live Life Creations, a personalized gift boutique. Her clients have included several New York Times, USA Today and Essence bestselling authors. In addition to working for Kensington Publishing as the consulting editor for Arabesque romance, Splond has also done work for Random House, Moody Publishers, Kimani Press (formerly known as BET Books), and Hyperion. She has also worked for Good Housekeeping, Black and Married with Kids, Brides Noir, Weddingpages, Newsday, The Morning Call and Romantic Times.
Her award-winning blog, Book of Splond, helps African-American women balance faith, family and fiction.
Splond graduated from Ramsay High School in Birmingham and the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa with a degree in journalism. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. She resides in Birmingham with her family and is a member of Forty-fifth Street Baptist Church.
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