Don’t Knock ‘Em ‘Til You Read Them: Urban Lit Novelists And 14 Books That Rival Reality Drama

January 21, 2013  |  
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Shannon Holmes

He penned his first novel from a prison cell and it turned into street-heralded classic, racking in over half a million buyers and becoming an Essence bestseller. After B-More Careful, Holmes went on to craft several other acclaimed books, such as Bad Girlz and Never Go Home Again. With his strong fan base and fast-selling novels, the Bronx native may have started off behind bars, but it’s clear that they could never hold him back.

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