Shelia P. Moses

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Shelia P. Moses, born in the small, rural, northeastern North Carolina town of Rich Square, is an African-American writer whose subjects include comedian Dick Gregory and The Legend of Buddy Bush. In 2004 she was nominated for the National Book Award and named the Coretta Scott King Honoree for "The Legend of Buddy Bush" In 2009, her novel "Joseph" was nominated for the NAACP Image Award.

Moses grew up ninth in a family of ten children; she received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Shaw University.