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National Book Festival

Poet, author, playwright and producer Shelia P. Moses was raised the ninth of 10 children. She is the co-author of Dick Gregory's memoir, "Callus on My Soul," as well as the award-winning author of several books for young readers: "The Legend of Buddy Bush," "The Return of Buddy Bush," "I, Dred Scott" and "The Baptism." In Moses' new book, "Joseph's Grace" (Simon & Schuster), the title character is about to begin his sophomore year when his father asks him to move in with his aunt to escape from his mother's drug problems and the dangerous people she associates with. The efforts to keep Joseph safe end in tragedy.

Previous National Book Festival Appearances

Shelia P. Moses

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