Books by Alice Faye Duncan

A SONG FOR GWENDOLYN BROOKS by Alice Faye Duncan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2019

"A solid introduction to a brilliant writer. (author's note, timeline, suggested reading, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 7-12)"
This brief biography of the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet features a handful of Brooks' own poems interspersed with original verse about the woman and her writing. Read full book review >
MEMPHIS, MARTIN, AND THE MOUNTAINTOP by Alice Faye Duncan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 28, 2018

"Encapsulates the bravery, intrigue, and compassion that defined a generation, presenting a history that everyone should know: required and inspired. (Picture book. 9-12)"
Fifty years on, readers reminisce with a young black girl who recalls how black sanitation workers launched a movement for equal rights and safer working conditions and stayed committed to justice amid tragic loss. Read full book review >
HONEY BABY SUGAR CHILD by Alice Faye Duncan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"This paean to maternal heart's delight is couched in lilting language with a touch of black or Southern intonation, excellent for reading aloud and rocking along. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The use of oils on gessoed paper makes for extraordinarily rich painting, and Keeter's double-paged, full-bleed, beautifully colored illustrations have a delicious power. Read full book review >
MISS VIOLA AND UNCLE ED LEE by Alice Faye Duncan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 1999

"The scenes, tenderly rendered in watercolors by Stock, soften the message. (Picture book. 5-8)"
The apparent point of Duncan's story—accepting folks no matter how different their ways—is hardly driven home by her tale of three neighbors, an African-American boy and two of his elders. Read full book review >
WILLIE JEROME by Alice Faye Duncan
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1995

"A fine tribute to going one's own way. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Young Willie Jerome is up on the roof of a Harlem tenement blowing his horn. Read full book review >