Book by Talladega Alumna Designated an Oprah Winfrey Book Club Selection

Honorée Fanonne Jeffers, Class of 1989, is the author of the highly acclaimed novel, “The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois.”  The novel, that traces centuries of Black history, told by a contemporary narrator, in the American south, has been designated an Oprah Winfrey Book Club selection. 

Jacqueline Woodson, Author of “Red at the Bone” and “Another Brooklyn” calls “The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois” a “sweeping, brilliant and beautiful narrative (that is) at once a love song to Black girlhood, family, history, joy, pain, and so much more. In Jeffers’ deft hands the story of race and love in America becomes the great American Novel.” A full review of the novel is available at Review: ‘The Love Songs Of W.E.B. DuBois,’ By Honorée Fannone Jeffers : NPR