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Holding On To My Pride
Honorable Mention
2016 New York Book Festival

Author: Joy Elan The year is 2015 and Allegra Johnson is dealing with a lot of changes happening in Oakland, California. In nine years, she lost her business, became a single mother to a son, and had to find two jobs to survive. There are so many social issues affecting the natives of Oakland and…

Life Is A Canvas
Honorable Mention
2016 San Francisco Book Festival

Author: Joy Elan Allegra Johnson is a young, vibrant entrepreneur with dreams. From the outside, she seems to have all the things that she dreamed of… except love. Her motto is the expression, “The best way to predict your future is to create it.” As she paints the things that she wants in her life,…

Silence Is Not Always Golden: The Power of Spoken Words
Winner
2015 Southern California Book Festival

Author: Joy Elan Silence Is Not Always Golden: The Power of Spoken Words is a collection of poetry that is defying the norm. Written words have power because anyone can refer to them. However, spoken words are more powerful because the words are brought to life once they leave the body or a piece of…

Institutional Freedom: A Collection of African American Studies Essays
Honorable mention
2015 San Francisco Book Festival

Author: Joy Elan Joy Elan is from Oakland and Berkeley, CA. She received her undergraduate degree in African American Studies at UC Berkeley and her graduate degree in Education at Stanford University.

Silence Is Not Always Golden
Honorable mention
2014 San Francisco Book Festival

Author: Joy Elan Silence Is Not Always Golden Book Blurb: Instead of writing what people want to hear, I wrote what people need to hear. The truth! Sometimes the truth can be beautiful and sometimes it can be ugly. My words and my voice are my weapons and I have to speak up on my…