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Opal Moore is an associate professor in the Department of English at Spelman College, Atlanta, where she teaches creative writing, fiction writing workshop, and courses in contemporary African American literature. Her fiction and poetry have appeared in journals and anthologies, including Callaloo, African American Review, and Honey, Hush! An Anthology of African American Women's Humor, edited by Daryl Cumber Dance.

Her other interests include the representations of ethnicities in children's and young adult literatures; she has published a number of articles on this subject in journals and collections, including The Black American in Books for Children, The Role of Illustration in Multicultural Literature for Youth (1997) and The Maya Angelou "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" Casebook (forthcoming, Oxford UP, 1998). She is currently planning to publisher a collection of poems, Leaving Mississipi, and is completing work on a collection of stories, The Births of Eve.


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