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Laura Obuobi (Oh-bow-be) is the acclaimed author of Black Gold, an NAACP Image Award nominee and Bank Street Best Book with multiple starred reviews. Born and raised in Accra, Ghana, Laura was a preschool teacher for eight years, setting the stage for her transition into writing for children. She is a graduate of Vermont College of Fine Arts in writing for children and young adults. Visit her at

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