The More You Know: 9 Little Known Facts About Notable Women in Black History

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OCTAVIA BUTLER

Science fiction writer Octavia Butler, author of the brilliant book Kindred, the Patternist series (which brought us Wild Seed), and many other notable works was diagnosed as being dyslexic as a child. Despite all that, she tried her hand at writing as a young girl, and eventually solidified her love for science fiction as a pre-teen. What a blessing for her to be able to create such amazing works after all that, and despite her alleged disorder, she won numerous awards for her work.

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