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- Brittney Cooper's Eloquent Rage nominated for a Hurston Wright Legacy Award
- Imani Perry's Looking for Lorraine wins 2019 Lambda Literary Award for LGBTQ nonfiction
- A Starred Kirkus for Imani Perry's Breathe
- Tanisha Ford's Dressed in Dreams an Essence 10 Best Summer Reads selection
- Salamishah Tillet Opinion piece for the New York Times
She is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship among other awards. When she is not writing books, Ms. Tarpley can usually be found reading them. She has also taken up the cruel and unusual hobby of running marathons. Ms. Tarpley is the co-founder of Voonderbar! Media, a multicultural children’s book media company. She lives with her husband and the ghosts of two cats on the south side of Chicago.