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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  April Sinclair  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT

Born: 1953 in Chicago, Illinois


Illinois Connection

April is a Chicago native who graduated from Calumet High School in Chicago. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Western Illinois University in Macomb.

Biographical and Professional Information

A Chicago native, April now lives in Berkeley, California. Before April hit the national literary scene in 1994, she was an Oakland-based community activist who read from her work to large, enthusiastic audiences in San Francisco Bay Area coffeehouses, bookstores and grassroots events. April has been a fellow at the Djerassi, Yaddo, MacDowell and Ragdale artist colonies.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library


-- *Carl Sandburg Award in Literature from The Friends of the Chicago Public Library for ''Coffee Will Make You Black''. *American Library Association Book of the Year (Young Adult Fiction) in 1994 for ''Coffee Will Make You Black''