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Isabel Wilkerson

Nonfiction

Interviewed by: Angela Elam

Catalog Number: 20111014, 20110225

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Isabel Wilkerson talks about her 2010 debut book, The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration, winner of several prizes, including the National Book Critics Circle Award for non-fiction. She discusses writing the book, now out in paperback, which stems from over 1,200 interviews and chronicles the movement of African-Americans from 1915-1970, from the Jim Crow south to the urban North and West. She reads passages from the book, including one that reveals her own family's experience migrating north to uncertain futures and possibilities.

(Photo by Larry D. Moore CC BY-SA 3.0)

| Subject Matter: Race, History, The South | Interview Year: 2011 | Genre: Nonfiction | Awards: Pulitzer Prize, National Book Critics Circle Award |

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