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Omar Tyree Fly Girl

Best-selling author Omar Tyree won an NAACP Image Award in 2001 for Outstanding Literature in Fiction and a Phillis Wheatley Literary Award for Body of Work in Fiction in 2006. Tyree, a 1991 Howard University graduate, published Fly Girl in 1997. The novel, set in a Philadelphia suburb, follows the intelligent and attractive Tracy Ellison from childhood through most of her promiscuous teen years.

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