Jerald Walker

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General Information

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Name: Jerald Walker

Pen Name: None

Genres: Non-Fiction

Born: 1964 in Chicago, Il



Illinois Connection

Walker grew up on the south side of Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Jerald Walker is with the Department of Writing, Literature and Publishing at Emmerson College. He attended the Iowa Writers' Workship, where he was a teaching/writing fellow and James A. Michener Fellows. His work has appeared in Mother Jones and the anthology Brothers: 26 Stories of Love and Rivalry.

His book, Street Shadows: A Memoir of Race, Rebellion, and Redemption is a moving story where Walker reveals his own struggles growing up in Chicago housing projects. He talks about being a boy of great promise, his descent into the "thug life" and the wakeup call that led to him finding himself again. It is an eloquent account of how the past shadows but need not determine the present. Walker currently resides in Massachusetts.

Published Works

  • Street Shadows, Bantam, 2010

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

Street Shadows: A Memoir of Race, Rebellion, and Redemption

ISBN: 0553807552
Release Date: 2010-01-26

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External Links

Jerald Walker on WorldCat

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