Eva Rutland (1917-2012), pictured above at age 12, is the author of more than 20 novels and winner of the 2000 Golden Pen Award for Lifetime Achievement. The granddaughter of a slave, she was born and raised �in Atlanta, Georgia, and educated at Spelman College. After World War II, she and her husband headed west to Sacramento, California, where they raised four children and where she still lives. Originally published in 1964, "When We Were Colored, A Mother's Story," remains as relevant today as it was during the height of our nation's still-unfinished struggle to secure liberty, justice and equality for all.
Eva signs a book and chats with a fan at The Avid Reader bookstore in Sacramento.