Noni Carter

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NONI CARTER is a 19-year-old honors student who enjoys writing, music and tennis. She is a sophmore at Harvard University. Noni lives in Fairburn, Georgia with her parents, two younger sisters, and an older brother. Good Fortune is her first novel.

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Ayanna Bahati lives in a small African village when she is brutally kidnapped, along with her brother, and forced onto a slave ship to America. As Ayanna, renamed Anna, rises from the cotton fields to the master’s house, she finds the familial love she’s been yearning for in elderly Mary and Mary’s son Daniel—but she is also faced with more threats to her survival. Risking everything to escape the plantation, Anna manages to make it north and to freedom, eventually settling in the free black...


18-Year-0ld Author Noni Carter discusses the background of her new book, Good Fortune

Inspired by her family history,Good Fortune traces one girl's journey from slavery to freedom, told by 18-year-old Noni Carter in her dazzling debut.

My Life in 8 Words

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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Let life be the playground on which we humbly play, let unconditional love be the looking glass through which we see the world, let laughter be the healing waters to which we return again and again.

Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

A. cranberry sauce

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. Different people represent different traits I admire: Don Miguel Ruiz, my mother, brother, and father, Pres. Obama, Navasha Daya, the list goes on and on :-)

Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?

A. Probably a tree (do bear with me!!)- patient, stable, flexible, constantly growing, facing each changing season with confidence, bare then beautiful, elegant, rooted & grounded, appreciating life at each and every moment

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. Living life in the moment and learning how to just BE, free of fear, reagrdless of where I am, what I am doing, who I'm with, etc.

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