Anna's Blizzard

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Anna's Blizzard

By Alison Hart

Peachtree Publishers, Hardcover, 9781561453498, 141pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2005

Having never excelled at schoolwork, 12-year-old Anna discovers she may know a few things about survival when the 1888 "Children's Blizzard" traps her and her classmates in their Nebraska schoolhouse.

About the Author
Alison studied theater at Tisch School of The Arts, New York University (B.F.A.), and later found her voice as a writer. Alison identifies herself as a mixed race African American, Passamaquoddy Native American, Irish, Scottish and English woman of color.

A Black Box Theater produced her play, Mother Daughter Dance, in San Francisco (1995). Her poems are published in: Voices of Identity, Rage and Deliverance (No Press at UC Berkeley, 1992) and Lincoln by Lincoln (The Cottage Press, 2004). She performed selected poems on KALX radio in Berkeley (1992).

Other works include short stories in Writing For Our Lives (Running Deer Press, 1992). Maggie Seritzer featured her story New York Compromise, on KPFA radio (1993). Alison was a featured reader at the first annual Mixed Roots Film and Literary Festival in Los Angeles, (2008). Recently Alison read at the Well Red Series at Works/San Jose Art and Performance Center (2013). This is her first book of poetry and she is currently working on a novel.