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J. Elle

J. Elle is the author of the instant New York Times and Indie best-seller "Wings of Ebony" and "Ashes of Gold," a YA duology about a Black teen who must lean into her ancestor's magic to protect her inner-city community and ancestral home. Ms. Magazine calls it "the debut fantasy we need right now." Elle is a former educator and first-generation college student with a bachelor's degree in journalism and a master's in educational administration and human development. When she's not writing, Elle can be found mentoring aspiring writers, binging reality TV, loving on her three littles or cooking up something true to her Louisiana roots.

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Ashes of Gold
Children / Teens
Simon and Schuster
January 2022
ISBN 9781534470705
416 pages

Wings of Ebony
Children / Teens
Simon and Schuster
January 2021
ISBN 9781534470675
368 pages

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