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A wonderful Oakland family: three daughters who are community leaders, with their dynamic mother holding my memoir. Honored!

Joan reading at Mrs. Dalloway's Books for launch of Mama's Child

A happy couple showing off their copy of

Loving Before Loving: A Marriage in Black and White

 Another Happy Reader, thank you, Achebe!

Joan at Sea Ranch book party hosted by Alison Owings, August, 2021

(Photo by Maynard Hale Lyndon)

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