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Noni Carter

poet, author

An accomplished classical pianist and poet and a sophomore at Harvard, 19 year-old Noni Carter has always cherished history and with her first novel, *Good Fortune*, she hopes to inspire her generation to embrace with pride the rich legacy of black history. The winner of the Parents' Choice Gold Award, *Good Fortune* is a slave narrative woven through the remembrances of Ayanna Bahati, an African-American slave in the 19th century. This stirring debut novel from a young talent is largely inspired by the real-life experience of Noni's great-great-great-great grandmother.