JoeyPinkney.com Exclusive Interview
5 Minutes, 5 Questions With…
Carol Fenner, author of Running and Dancing
(Red Phoenix Books)
Two African-American girls grow into teenagers at the turn of the 20th century (1916-1917). The times are much different from they are today. The older girl’s sister fled the United States to find fame and fortune in another country, like Josephine Baker.
She left behind a daughter, and the two girls (one is the other’s niece) each experience different coming of age adventures, according to their temperaments. Bertine, eldest of the pair, is a runner, like her sister. But Alma is a different sort of girl – one who enjoys the dance of life right where she is.
Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the inspiration to write Running and Dancing?
Carol Fenner: My aunt (Carol Fenner) drew her information from our family. She (caucasian) was married to my uncle (African-American), and Continue reading 5 Minutes, 5 Questions With… Carol Fenner, author of Running and Dancing