Bio and book info:
Brother G (Gregory L. Walker) is a Chicago based journalist, poet, historian and author. While working part-time for the Associated Press, Brother G spent 10 years conducting research for the African Legends genre, writing "Shades Of Memnon," and developing contacts in archeology anthropology and linguistics worldwide.
Shades Of Memnon is an exciting, inspiring, award winning series of adventure novels written in the epic style similar to classics like "The Lord Of The Rings." But this series finally revives an aspect of history and legend that has been long overdue: The contributions of Africans to world history and ancient legends. According to many teachers, these books help to promote a truly multicultural experience in the classroom, promoting historical self-esteem and interracial respect. The reading program consists of books, teaching guides, music and art and has proven to be a powerful educational tool. Especially in tough, low reading interest situations. The books have been used in the efforts of dozens of teachers to improve the reading interests and literacy scores of students from middle school, high school and even college. The teaching guides are the result of over two years of research and writing by Dr. Clyde A. Winters PhD, of Governor State University and a 25-year teaching veteran of the Chicago Public School system.
Brother G has also written columns on comic books and graphic novels for the American Library Association, contributed to the national news publication "In These Times" and is one of a popular group of Chicago poets who inspired the motion picture "Love Jones." Recipient of the Best New Author Of the Year Award at Chicago's Black Book Fair 2000, Brother G has been a featured speaker o n C-Span, at the Harlem Book Fair, The East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention, the Association For The Study of Classical African Civilizations, and numerous other schools, colleges and organizations. Brother G won of the Best New Author of The Year Award at Chicago's Black Book Fair 2000 and the African American Pavilion's 2009 Octavia Butler Humanitarian Award on May 30 at Book Expo America.
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See me speak to a group of youths here:
[11:08:11 AM] Gregory Walker: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=3596705828408030197#