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Sarah M. Broom

Raised in New Orleans East, Sarah M. Broom named her first book The Yellow House, after her childhood home, bought by her mother in 1961 and torn down the year after Hurricane Katrina, when her family dispersed to new residences. In an interview Broom was asked what readers should take away from her book. She responded, “I hope people ask themselves the question: Who makes the map? Who’s left off of the map? Who has the right to tell the story of those people who are not being important enough to matter to the story of America?”

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