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2009 EDC Creations Bookcovers of the Year

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EDC Creations 2009 Bookcovers of the Year




Ella Curry and EDC Creations is proud to announce the Best Bookcovers of 2009. Each book created an impact for readers and the Sankofa Literary Society network. Our literary hallmarks indicate excellence in writing and book cover design. These are the books we want to showcase to the world.




1. Tananarive Due- Blood Colony

2. Stacy Hawkins Adams - Jubilant Soul Series

3. Korika L. Johnson- Joy Comes in the Mourning

4. Smiley Books- America I AM Legends

5. T. Styles- The Face That Launched A Thousand Bullets

6. Tiphani- Millionaire Mistress Series

7. Azarel- Carbon Copy

8. Kevin Powell - The Black Male Handbook: A Blueprint for Life

9. Pamela Samuels Young- Buying Time

10. Tomi Akinyanmi- A Worthy Legacy











Best Books 2009: General Fiction,Thrillers,Paranormal

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EDC Creations Literary Hallmarks 2009: On the Shoulders of Giants

Ella Curry and EDC Creations is proud to announce the On the Shoulders of Giants, Best Books of 2009. Each book created an impact for readers and the Sankofa Literary Society network. Our literary hallmarks indicate excellence in writing. These are the books we want to showcase to the world.

Each year thousands of people — educators, concerned parents, community leaders, authors, poets and publishers — devote their time and resources to presenting the reader with great books! However, too many outstanding books do not get the attention and reader support that they deserve, they float just under the radar. It is our mission to connect readers with these hidden gems and bring them books that will change their lives. We have previewed all of the books below and these are just a few of the magnificent books we love. Please note some of these books may have been published in 2008, but we read them in 2009.

Readers please ta…

Best Books of 2009: Our Relationships, Sisterhood, Romance, Women's Fiction

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EDC Creations Literary Hallmarks 2009: How We Love

Ella Curry and EDC Creations is proud to announce the How We Love, Best Books of 2009. Each book created an impact for readers and the Sankofa Literary Society network. Our literary hallmarks indicate excellence in writing. These are the books we want to showcase to the world.

Each year thousands of people — educators, concerned parents, community leaders, authors, poets and publishers — devote their time and resources to presenting the reader with great books! However, too many outstanding books do not get the attention and reader support that they deserve, they float just under the radar. It is our mission to connect readers with these hidden gems and bring them books that will change their lives. We have previewed all of the books below and these are just a few of the magnificent books we love. Please note some of these books may have been published in 2008, but we read them in 2009.

Readers please take a moment and examine the li…

Best Books of 2009: Non-fiction,Spiritual,Motivational,Poetry

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EDC Creations Literary Hallmarks 2009: Black Pearls Motivation


Ella Curry and EDC Creations is proud to announce the Black Pearls Motivation, Best Books of 2009. Each book created an impact for readers and the Sankofa Literary Society network. Our literary hallmarks indicate excellence in writing. These are the books we want to showcase to the world.

Each year thousands of people — educators, concerned parents, community leaders, authors, poets and publishers — devote their time and resources to presenting the reader with great books! However, too many outstanding books do not get the attention and reader support that they deserve, they float just under the radar. It is our mission to connect readers with these hidden gems and bring them books that will change their lives. We have previewed all of the books below and these are just a few of the magnificent books we love. Please note some of these books may have been published in 2008, but we read them in 2009.

Readers please take a m…

Best Books 2009: Christian Fiction,Faith-based,Our Experiences

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EDC Creations Literary Hallmarks 2009: Black Pearls Soul

Ella Curry and EDC Creations is proud to announce the Black Pearls Soul, Best Books of 2009. Each book created an impact for readers and the Sankofa Literary Society network. Our literary hallmarks indicate excellence in writing. These are the books we want to showcase to the world.

Each year thousands of people — educators, concerned parents, community leaders, authors, poets and publishers — devote their time and resources to presenting the reader with great books! However, too many outstanding books do not get the attention and reader support that they deserve, they float just under the radar. It is our mission to connect readers with these hidden gems and bring them books that will change their lives. We have previewed all of the books below and these are just a few of the magnificent books we love. Please note some of these books may have been published in 2008, but we read them in 2009.

Readers please take a moment and e…

Best Books of 2009: Erotica,Urban Lit,Gay Lit,Alternate Lifestyles

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EDC Creations Literary Hallmarks 2009: Black Pearls Passions

Ella Curry and EDC Creations is proud to announce the Black Pearls Passions-Best Books of 2009. Each book created an impact for readers and the Sankofa Literary Society network. Our literary hallmarks indicate excellence in writing. These are the books we want to feature to the world.

Each year thousands of people — educators, concerned parents, community leaders, authors, poets and publishers — devote their time and resources to presenting the reader with great books! However, too many outstanding books do not get the attention and reader support that they deserve, they float just under the radar. It is our mission to connect readers with these hidden gems and bring them books that will change their lives. We have previewed all of the books below and these are just a few of the magnificent books we love. Please note some of these books may have been published in 2008, but we read them in 2009.

Readers please take a moment …

EDC Creations 100 Adult Power Reads of the Decade

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EDC Creations Literary Hallmarks 2009:  100 Adult Power Reads of the Decade

Ella Curry and EDC Creations is proud to announce the 100 Best Books of the Decade. Each book created an impact for readers and the Sankofa Literary Society network. Our literary hallmarks indicate excellence in writing. These are the books we want to showcase to the world.

Readers please take a moment and examine the list below. There is something for all book lovers! The books are NOT listed in any order pertaining to the quality of the literature—they are all 4-5 star reads. Each book on this list will bring something of value to enrich the lives of the readers and to help to strengthen our future generations. ENJOY!




100 Adult Power Reads of the Decade: 2000-2009


1. America I AM Legends by Smiley Books

2. Audacity of Hope by President Barack Obama

3. Mandela: The Authorized Portrait by PQ Publishers Ltd

4. Chicken Soup for the African American Woman's Soul by Jack Canfield and Lisa Nichols

5. The Covena…

Intimate Conversations with author Valencia Campbell

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Advice from the Top: What Minority Women Say About Their Career Success by author Valencia Campbell




Join me in welcoming author Valencia Campbell to the group. Valencia is a consultant on educational topics and women’s issues Her completed projects include those for the Baltimore Public School System, National Science Foundation, National Congress of Black Women and the National Council of Negro Women. She has taught sociology courses at Howard University and Bowie State University. Her many awards include: Governor’s Citation for Work on the Improvement of the Status of Women, Woman of the Year for Southern Prince George’s Business and Professional Women, WHUR Hometown Hero Award, 9to5 National Association of Working Women Awards and a Presidential Appointment to the United Service Organization World Board of Governors from 2006-2008. Valencia holds a Ph.D. and M.A. degree in Sociology from Howard University and B.A. in Sociology from Virginia State University.


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Advice from the Top: What Minority Women Say About Their Career Success

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Advice from the Top: What Minority Women Say About Their Career Success

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»Advice from the Top by author Valencia Campbell offers tips and advice to minority women and others wondering what it takes to succeed in careers in both the for-profit and non-profit worlds. To gain the insights, Valencia Campbell reviewed research on career success. Then she interviewed fourteen extraordinary minority women, all of whom shared stories about the path to the top of their fields. They include millionaire business owners like Cathy Hughes and Eunice Dudley, nonprofit executive Jane Smith, former White House staffer Zina Pierre, and television anchor Andrea Roane. But this book goes beyond the usual superficial profile of women achievers. Rather, it shares their views on what constitutes success, the factors they consider important to their success, the obstacles they encountered and overcame, and what women can do today to get ahead.

»Advice from the Top will insp…

Living, Breathing Lies by Gloria Mallette

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Living, Breathing Lies by Gloria Mallette
ISBN-10: 0967878926  |  ISBN-13: 9780967878928


Breathe a lie, live a lie. That's what Nadirah Lewis learns when she uncovers the stunning lie she was forced to live for seventeen years. Nadirah was twelve years old when she was blamed for crippling her Aunt Stephanie. Guilt and her trust fund kept Nadirah a prisoner in Stephanie's home and the object of Stephanie's cruel tongue, but it took another vicious lie and a threat to Nadirah's career as a teacher to infuse her with the energy to fight back.

Nadirah's fight, however, is not just for herself. It is also for one of her young students, Bree Morrison. When Bree is hospitalized after drinking a near fatal dose of poison, Nadirah petitions the Administration for Child Services for guardianship. Bree's mother has inexplicably disappeared, and what Bree won't say is what Nadirah needs to hear before Bree's aunt Erma, a she-devil on wheels, wins the custody battle…

EDC Featured Author- Gloria Mallette

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Join me in welcoming bestselling author Gloria Mallette!  Nationally acclaimed award winning author GLORIA MALLETTE began her true literary journey by self-publishing her second novel Shades of Jade in April of 2000. By July and 13,000 sold copies later, Gloria signed on with Random House who re-released Shades of Jade in 2001. Shades of Jade made several best sellers lists, including Black Board, Essence Magazine, The Dallas Morning News, and The Washington Post/Washington is Also Reading listing.


Gloria has been featured in The New York Daily News, USAToday, ToDay’s Black Woman, Upscale Magazine, The Dallas Morning News, and The Pocono Record. Gloria also has a featured novella, Come Tomorrow, on the USAToday website.

To her credit, Gloria now has ten published titles including the newly released SASSY, a Finalist in the National Best Books 2009 Awards; Weeping Willows Dance; and Living, Breathing Lies, winner of the National Best Books 2007 Awards and the 2008 Indie Excellence Award…