February 20, 2009

Special Edition of the Lion's Roar features SC Author Sandra Johnson

This special edition of the Lion's Roar podcast featuring South Carolina author Sandra E. Johnson is now available online and on iTunes.

In this special edition, you
will hear from South Carolina author Sandra E. Johnson.  Sandra
discussed her book, Standing on Holy Ground: A Triumph over Hate Crime
in the Deep South. This book powerfully narrates the true story of how
two women-one white, the other black-risked their lives to lead an
interracial group of volunteers to rebuild a historic black church in
Dixiana, SC, that had been destroyed by hate crime. In addition to
receiving glowing reviews from O: The Oprah Magazine, USA Today,
Southern Living, and numerous other publications, the book received a
Christopher Award for Literature.

Sandra E. Johnson has also
written for Lake Murray-Columbia, Columbia Metropolitan, Family Motor
Coaching, and a number of other magazines. She frequently teaches
creative writing at Midlands Technical College and is currently at work
on a novel set in South Carolina's Lowcountry.

This lunchtime
program was presented on Thursday February 19th by the State Library's
South Carolina Center for the Book, the South Carolina affiliate of the
Library of Congress Center for the Book. The SC Center for the Book is
a cooperative project of the State Library, the University of South
Carolina School of Library and Information Science, and The Humanities
Council SC.

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