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BOOK PARTY FOR THIS REISSUED DIVERSITY CLASSIC



BOOK LAUNCH PARTY
Sunday, September 18, 2016, 3 pm
Reading and signing
Laurel Book Store
1423 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612


"In its chatty, no-nonsense way, puts all the taboos on the table...it's tricky territory, but in Lester's hands, the paths are clear and easily followed." San Francisco Chronicle

"Whether you are an African Caribbean lesbian living in Kansas City, or a white, heterosexual man living on Long Island, you can learn from this book." Ms Magazine

"Welcomed in the corporate arena as well as in personal life." Booklist

"A warm, inviting book by a diversity consultant that doesn't toe the political party lines." Orange County Register



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PAST EVENTS FOR THE NOVEL "MAMA'S CHILD"

Sunday, May 5, 2013. LAUNCH PARTY, BERKELEY
4 p.m.
Launch party for Mama's Child at Mrs. Dalloway's Bookstore
2904 College Ave, Berkeley, CA. [near Ashby Ave.]

Wednesday, May 8, 2013. READING, OAKLAND
7 p.m.
"Oakland Book Launch," Great Good Place for Books
6120 La Salle Ave, Oakland, CA.

Saturday, May 11. BRUNCH AND READING, OAKLAND
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Featured reading with book signing at Mother's Day Brunch, East Bay Church
4130 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA.

Thursday, May 16. READING, SAN FRANCISCO
7 p.m.
Books, Inc., Opera Plaza
601 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA.

Sunday, May 19. BOOK SIGNING, OAKLAND
Signing books, 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
East Bay Church
4130 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013. BOOK PARTY, WELLFLEET
7:30 p.m.
Reading and book signing, Wellfleet Public Library
55 West Main Street, Wellfleet, MASS.

Saturday, June 15, READING, CORTE MADERA
7 p.m.
Book Passage
51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera, CA

Thursday, June 20, 2013. READING, MENLO PARK
7:30 p.m.
Kepler's Books
1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA.

Saturday, August 10, READING, GUALALA, CA
4 p.m.
Four Eyed Frog Bookstore
39138 Ocean Drive, Gualala, CA

Saturday, Sept 21, READING/​DISCUSSION. SAN FRANCISCO
1:30 - 3:00 p.m.
http:/​/​www.meetup.com/​sanfranciscowriters-com
Cafe Zoetrope, 916 Kearny St.
San Francisco, CA

Sunday, October 13, READING, OAKLAND
6 - 8 p.m, Litquake: "Lit on the Lake" East Bay Writers
$5 admission
Lake Chalet
1520 Lakeside Drive, Oakland, CA

Friday, October 18, READING, SAN FRANCISCO
6 - 8 p.m. Litquake: Annual Women's Night: Motherhood Theme
(6 authors reading)
Salon of the Hotel Rex
562 Sutter St., San Francisco

Wednesday, October 23, READING, BRONXVILLE, N.Y.
3 - 5 p.m.
Sarah Lawrence College Writing Institute: Community Event
Author Reading and Conversation with literary agent Cynthia Manson
Slonim Living Room
45 Wrexham Road, Bronxville, N.Y.

Thursday, October 24, 2013. READING, BROOKLYN
7:30 pm
Reading and Conversation with Atria/​Simon & Schuster editor Malaika Adero
Greenlight Bookstore
686 Fulton St., Brooklyn, N.Y.

Sunday, November 24, 2013, READING, WASHINGTON, D.C. AREA
6 p.m.
Busboys and Poets
5331 Baltimore Ave
Hyatsville, MD 20781

********************************************************************************Saturday, February 15, 2014, PANELIST, SAN FRANCISCO WRITERS CONFERENCE
Panels:
2 - 2:45 p.m. "The Differences Between Adult and Young Adult Fiction"
3 - 3:45 p.m. "Crossing Boundaries: Creating Characters of Another Sex or Culture"
Intercontinental Mark Hopkins Hotel
999 California St, San Francisco

********************************************************************************" BLACK, WHITE, OTHER" Selected as City-Wide Read for 2015.

February 19, 2015, READING AND DISCUSSION, SKOKIE, ILLINOIS
6 p.m.
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Niles Township0 Schools ELL Parent Center
9440 Kenton Ave., Skokie, IL 60067



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Yup, we like your site. Good luck on the book tour. MBS.

Is "Fire In My Soul" available in paperback? Are your other books in paperback? Thanx--Diana S., New South Wales

My first three books are available in paper, and Black, White, Other should be out in paper Fall, 2012. Thanks for asking.
JSL

Thanks, Dr. Lester. We're very impressed with your biography. We didn't realize how in-the-thick-of-things Congresswoman Norton was! This is very timely, too, given the present U.S. climate. Very best regards, Bos Grey, Chicago.

The book is outstanding, tightly-research, and just what we need! Thanks. Rosy Brinkworth Morton, Minnesota

I love it!! Congratulations on a job well done, on the site and "Fire In My Soul". See you at the book signing Sunday. SDH

Yes, thank you for the information about Congresswoman Norton, and your other books. I am so inspired after reading--well, actually, all of them. I appreciate your ability to make complex ideas (and people) seem simple and easily understandable.
MM, Berkeley

Thanks to all for your feedback! We authors need this dialogue with our audience. If you want to reach me directly and get a personal reply, e-mail: JoanLester@JoanLester.com





Selected Works

Fiction
"A powerful story brilliantly capturing the complications of the mother-daughter relationship from both sides." --Marissa Moss, author of the bestselling Amelia's Notebook series
Selected as Teen Read of the Year by "Coming Together in Skokie," 2015. ***************************************** "In a fast-paced novel-within-a-novel, Nina's great-great-grandmother runs from slavery to freedom, her courage an inspiration to Nina. This multi-layered novel--part contemporary, part historical--is impossible to put down." --Elizabeth Partridge, award winning author of Dogtag Summer
BIOGRAPHY
Showcases the many facets of a woman--Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton--who remains an iconic torch-bearer for the Civil Rights and Women's Movements.
CONTEMPORARY AFFAIRS
Diversity Classic Reissued, July, 2016 * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * "This refreshing book captures what most miss--insightful lessons from personal encounters with diversity. Lester is a talented storyteller who shares her learning in an unpretentious way." Ann M. Morrison, author of The New Leaders. ******************************************* "Lester's generous voice sheds keen insight, humor and practical advice on the polarizing dilemmas of living with diversity." Urvashi Vaid
SELF-HELP/WOMEN'S ISSUES
Offers proven, effective strategies for every woman, whether secretary or CEO. Provides encouragement and goal-setting guidelines. "Lucid...poignant."-- MS.