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Kaia Alderson

Kaia Alderson is a historical women’s fiction author with a passion for discovering “hidden figures” in African-American women’s history. Her specific areas of interest are women’s military history, popular music, women in sports, upper-middle-class African-American society, and women’s international travel.

Sisters in Arms: A Novel of the Daring Black Women Who Served During World War II, available August 2021, is a historical fiction novel that reveals the untold, true story of the Six Triple Eight, the only all-Black battalion of the Women’s Army Corps, who made the dangerous voyage to Europe to ensure American servicemen received word from their loved ones during World War II.

Alderson holds a sociology degree from Spelman College and a Master’s of Education degree from the University of West Georgia. She is an alumna of such respected writer workshops as the Hurston-Wright Foundation, Voices of Our Nation (VONA), Callaloo, and The Second City.