ALICE FAYE DUNCAN is a National Board educator, who writes books for young learners. Her popular works, HONEY BABY SUGAR CHILD & JUST LIKE A MAMA were nominated for an NAACP Image Award in Children's Literature during 2006 and 2020.
As a motivational speaker and historian, Alice travels the nation, speaking to children and adults about the American Civil Rights Movement as it happened from 1955 to 1968. She has published 12 books with writing that is celebrated for its vivid imagery and musical lyricism. Her Juneteenth book, OPAL LEE AND WHAT IT MEANS TO BE FREE is a bestseller, having sold 85,000 copies since January 2022.
Alice Faye has been featured and reviewed in publications like the New York Times, the Boston Globe, Black Enterprise, Ebony Magazine, and Parent Magazine. She earned a Master’s in Library and Information Science at the University of Tennessee--Knoxville. For 30 years, she served as an educator in the city of Memphis.
While she has retired from teaching, Memphis remains her home.
Meet Alice, a librarian turned author (This Train is Bound for Glory) on a journey to embrace change.