ABOUT ALICIA D.
What's there to know about Alicia D?
Well, she likes chunky guacamole, shiny things, dancing, good stories, and great jokes.
Of course, there are a few other tidbits you may want to know...
Alicia D resides in Charlotte, NC. She is the proud mother of a brilliant daughter. Her love for education stems from conducting school residencies as a Master Teaching Artist of arts-integration. Alicia D infuses her passion for drama, movement, and storytelling to inspire students to write. It's a magical experience when students feel safe and inspired enough to write their own stories!
Did we say drama? Why yes, Alicia graduated from the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York. She's performed in commercials, off-off Broadway, a stint of sketch and stand-up comedy, and even Charlotte's very own children's theater.
And like other great storytellers, she made the leap into writing--and well, her story continues. Alicia D loves laughing, traveling, and Wonder Woman.
Alicia D. Williams is the author of Genesis Begins Again, which received the Newbery and Kirkus Prize honors, a William C. Morris finalist, and won the Coretta Scott King--John Steptoe Award for New Talent. Alicia D also debuted a picture book biography, Jump at the Sun: The True Life Tale of Unstoppable Storycatcher Zora Neale Hurston and followed up with Shirley Chisholm Dared: The Story of the First Black Woman in Congress. The Talk, her latest picture book, won both Coretta Scott King and Golden Kite Honors.
Alicia shares a passion for writing which stems from conducting artist residencies in schools as a Master Teaching Artist of arts-integration. Alicia D infuses her love for drama, movement, comedy, and storytelling to inspire students to write their own narratives. She resides in Charlotte, NC.