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Interview with Author L. Divine (Drama High Series)

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L. Divine is the author of the acclaimed young adult series DRAMA HIGH.  Street Soldiers is L. Divine's 15th volume release.

In April of 2001, L. Divine began work on her series of books for young adults appropriately titled Drama High.  As a teacher in the Los Angeles Unified School District, L. Divine noticed a rapid decline of literacy among youth.  Her motivation for writing for teenagers was to create material that would simply inspire them to read for pleasure.

Drama High, the premiere African American young adult fiction series, takes the reader on the familiar roller coaster ride that everyone knows and experiences in high school. We follow the main character, Jayd Jackson, through her first-person experiences with friends, boys, enemies, teachers, and family.  Although this series focuses on the life of Jayd Jackson, a young black girl from Compton, CA attending a predominantly white high school in the South Bay of Southern California, the premise and issues are universal.

L. Divine was raised in Compton, California and has lived all over Los Angeles, as well as in Jamaica, West Indies. She now resides in Atlanta with her young daughter and son.

Visit www.dramahigh.com for more information.

 

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