Chanticleer Book Reviews is honored to announce the First Place Category Winners for the JOURNEY Awards 2015, the narrative non-fiction genre division of the Chanticleer Blue Ribbon Award Writing Competitions.
We are pleased to announce the JOURNEY Awards Official Finalists List for 2015, otherwise known as the "Short List" from all the 2015 entries received.
The hopeless plight of those who suffered from human bondage and slavery is fervently depicted in the authentic voices of the “low country.” Stanard offers an insightful read that will resonate with you long after reading the final page.
Reid shares his grandfather’s journey from dancing in broken hob-nailed “tap” shoes to making the Southern Circuit via “country road walking,” to working in Vaudeville, to basement gin-joints, and on to legendary venues such as The Cotton Club and the Apollo Theater. Reid also lets his readers in on the darker side of the Harlem Renaissance, a time of racial segregation, political corruption, and cultural clash that was prevalent during this time period of American history.The book's tempo is fast-paced as the author condenses an encyclopedic amount of events, entertainers, prohibition gangsters, and the birth of a new genre of show business.