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MFA- Creative Nonfiction, Goucher College
BS- Political Science, Notre Dame of Maryland University
Sheri Booker is a fulltime lecturer in the School of Global Journalism and Communication at Morgan State University. A native of Baltimore, she is the author of Nine Years Under: Coming of Age in an Inner City Funeral Home, winner of the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work by a debut author. She’s been featured in the NY Times, Essence Magazine, Washington Post, Baltimore Magazine and NPR. In 2014, she graced the cover of the Baltimore Sun’s 50 Women to Watch Issue.
Professor Booker has appeared on the ID Channel, Reelz TV and TV One. She wrote and produced the series, “I am the Poem.”
She has lived and worked in South Africa, where she helped to teach journalism skills to African Women in the Northern Province and created an international literary magazine. She also served as a Cultural Ambassador for the U.S. Embassy and traveled to India to perform poetry and teach writing and performance courses in Mumbai, New Delhi, and Kolkata.
In fall of 2022, Sheri published her first children’s book, Imagine a Brown Girl. Its companion, Imagine a Brown Boy is forthcoming.
Sheri has a passion for telling stories that empower young girls and women in rural and urban areas.
Winner of NAACP Image Award – Outstanding Literary Work: Debut Author
Finalist Hurston/Wright Literary Award-Nonfiction
Power List for African-American Bestsellers
Baltimore Sun 50 Women to Watch
Booklist Editors’ Choice Award