Kalisha Buckhanon was born in Kankakee, Illinois.
Kalisha Buckhanon was born in Kankakee, Illinois. She is the author of Upstate, an American Library Association ALEX Award winner, Terry McMillan Young Author Award Winner and National Book Foundation "Literature for Justice" title, Conception, a Friends of American Writers Award winner, Solemn and Speaking of Summer.
Kalisha Buckhanon (born April 1, 1977 in Kankakee, Illinois) is an African-American author who writes frequently on literature, race and Black women's themes. She was educated at the University of Chicago and New School University. Buckhanon comes from a large middle class Christian family. She was born when her parents, Kerry and Juwana Buckhanon, were teenagers. Buckhanon began writing as a young woman.
Kalisha Buckhanon is the winner of an American Library Association ALEX Award and Friends of American Writers Award and is most known for her trilogy of novels on Black youth in America: Solemn, Conception and Upstate
Kalisha Buckhanon is the winner of an American Library Association ALEX Award and Friends of American Writers Award and is most known for her trilogy of novels on Black youth in America: Solemn, Conception and Upstate. Her next novel, Speaking Of Summer, pulls readers into a woman’s quest for answers and justice about her twin sister’s disappearance from Harlem, leading to revelations about their past and history in a Midwest small town. She is also seen on ID Channel, BET and TV One as an expert in true crime cases involving women
Speaking of Summer gives us a powerful song about what it means to survive as a woman in America.
Speaking of Summer gives us a powerful song about what it means to survive as a woman in America. Jesmyn Ward, National Book Award winner and author of Sing, Unburied, Sing Named a Best Book of the Summer by USA Today, O: The Oprah Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, BuzzFeed, TIME, Cosmopolitan, Minneapolis Star Tribune, New York Post, CrimeReads, Essence, Bustle and more.
Kalisha’s remarkable 2005 debut UPSTATE introduced her in such media as People Magazine, The Guardian’s London Observer and Essence, which named her one of "Three Writers to Watch. UPSTATE's audiobook is co-narrated by Chadwick Boseman and won an Audie Award in Literary Fiction, and Terry McMillan gave Kalisha a Young Author Award specifically for the novel.
I need to know if you believe what everybody saying about me because I need to know if you got my back. Right now I don’t know who in my corner and who ain’t. READ BOOK: Upstate by Kalisha Buckhanon online free. You can read book Upstate by Kalisha Buckhanon in our library for absolutely free.
Right out of the gate, Buckhanon delivers a moving story with surprisingly real characters. This is harder than one might imagine given the convention she uses to deliver the story: namely, years' worth of letters between two people. I met Buckhanon at an E. Lynn Harris book signing in Brooklyn and he was effusive in his praise for her. I have to agree that she's a strong talent and I'm looking forward to her upcoming offering.
Kalisha Buckhanon was born in Kankakee, Illinois in 1977. She has been the recipient of awards and fellowships from the NAACP, Andrew Mellon Fund, Illinois Arts Council, Illinois Young Authors Commission, Mary Roberts Rhinehart Fund and the Chicago Black Writer's Conference. in Creative Writing from New School University and a .
This book first caught my eye because of the title "Upstate". I was in Tempe, Az at the time, but I instantly knew the author was referring to New York. To be more precise, I knew that she was referring to prison in upstate New York. I am not a black women.