Edison, NJ - Annette Alston, author of “Harriet Tubman for Beginners”, an historical narrative that places Ms. Tubman in the proper context of her times, will be speaking at the Clara Barton Branch on April 6 at 1:00p.m.

Ms. Alston, a retired public school educator, who previously served as president of the Newark Teachers’ Association, will speak on the realities of publishing a book. She will also share her own experiences as an author.

Ms. Alston’s first book was a children’s book, “Sheri Berry, the Scritch Scratch Cat,” published in 2014. Her writings have appeared in the New York Amsterdam News, NJEA Review and the NJEA Reporter. She has won a National Newspaper Association (NNA) merit award for her series on the 25th anniversary of the 1967 Newark rebellion, which was published in the City News.

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