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Richmond author debuts historical fiction novel inspired by ‘strong women’

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) – A Richmond author hopes to encourage others to learn about stories from the past through historical fiction. Sadeqa Johnson’s first novel, The Yellow Woman, won several awards. It was inspired by the life of Mary Lumpkins, who survived and eventually freed the brutal Lumpkins Slave Prison in Richmond. “It’s really important …

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An interracial friendship goes tragically wrong in this powerful historical novel set in the Jim Crow South

Cover of ‘For Lamb’ (Holiday House) by Lesa-Cline Ransome. Published on January 10, 2023, award-winning author Lesa Cline-Ransom released her first YA novel ‘For Lamb’ (Holiday House), a powerful story that honors female victims of racial violence. Told from multiple points of view, ‘For the Lamb’ follows a family trying to improve their lives in …

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