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The daughter of a seamstress, Irene Latham lives in Birmingham, Alabama. Since Leaving Gee's Bend was first released in 2010, she has given hundreds of presentations about Gee's Bend, its history, art, and people. Winner of the 2016 International Literacy Association-Lee Bennett Hopkins Promising Poet Award, she is passionate about helping others write their poems and stories. For curriculum connections and additional information, please visit
Books by Irene Latham:
  • Leaving Gee's Bend
  • ISBN: 1-58838-332-6, Trade Paper