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NAACP Awardee and Author to Speak July 11 at the Library Center

The public is invited to hear an inspiring success story from a writer who worked her way up to become a best-selling author and NAACP award winner.

Author ReShonda Tate Billingsley will be the featured speaker at a program at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 11, in meeting room B at the Library Center. The event is free and open to the public.

This NAACP Image Award winner will talk about and celebrate the publication of her recent release, “The Secret She Kept…”

ReShonda is the national bestselling author of 21 titles, and her novel, “Let the Church Say Amen,” is being made into a movie that she will produce and actress Regina King will direct.  Her teen books, “Nothing But Drama” and “Caught up in the Drama,” are also being made into movies.

The author’s debut novel, “My Brother’s Keeper,” launched her career with Simon & Schuster/Pocket Books.

 ReShonda is a five-time winner of the National Association of Black Journalists Spirit in the Words competition. Her books have appeared on the Essence Bestseller’s list more than 20 times, and on The Washington Post and Dallas Morning News Bestsellers lists.

 For more information call 616-0564 or 616-0566.



Kathleen O'Dell is community relations director for the Springfield-Greene County Library District. She can be reached at

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