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Baltimore author Sheri Booker wins NAACP Image Award

Baltimore author Sheri Booker wins NAACP Image Award

Author and Baltimore teacher Sheri Booker has won the NAACP Image Award for outstanding literary work by a debut author. Booker, a teacher at Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women and a graduate of both Notre Dame of Maryland University and Goucher College, won the award for her Baltimore-based memoir "Nine Years Under: Coming of Age in an Inner City Funeral Home," which recounts the nine years she spent working at the Wylie Funeral Home in West Baltimore. Booker, 31, received the award Friday, but was accepting it during a live awards show Saturday night. During a phone interview from just off the red carpet before the show, she said winning the award was...

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