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Crystal Arlene Kuykendall’s “The Crystal Pumpkin” Will Be Displayed at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2023

The author shares the struggles and triumph of her life in Chicago during an unforgettable historical era.

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“It is a dramatic account of uncensored triumph over unimaginable setbacks, obstacles and trauma. This is a must-read! Buckle up.” – Eric Frazier, Retired Principal and Author.

Crystal Arlene Kuykendall, author of “The Crystal Pumpkin,” provides an explosive and riveting portrayal of events in local and national history, as seen through the lens of a young Black girl who grows into adulthood in Chicago. The characters are real, and their lives, like their stories, are unforgettable. The lessons provided are universal, and the messages are moving and memorable.

The book will be displayed by the self-publishing and book marketing company ReadersMagnet at the 2023 Frankfurt Book Fair (Frankfurter Buchmesse). The book trade fair will take place on October 18- 22, 2023, at the Frankfurt Trade Fair grounds, Ludwig-Erhard-Anlage 1, 60327 Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

The Frankfurt Book Fair, also known as Frankfurter Buchmesse, is the world’s largest trade book fair for books. This event is annually organized by Frankfurter Buchmesse GmbH. This book fair is an important event for publishers, content providers, agents, booksellers, academics, translators, film producers, authors, artists, antiquarians, and software and multimedia suppliers.

“The Crystal Pumpkin” is a semi-autobiography that captures the essence of the culture, experiences, struggles, music, entertainment, art, poetry, religion, charm, and nuances of Black life, Black love, and Black survival. The book is divided into three parts: “Dawn,” “Day,” and “Dusk.” The author explores the dawning of her identity amid self-doubt, family secrets, childhood fantasies, the specter of racism, and her educational and professional challenges as a public school teacher and university faculty. Crystal brings her readers on a rollercoaster as they will witness the power of caring “Merchants of Hope” and “light givers” to change lives in the face of unique struggles and personal setbacks.

ReadersMagnet is more than honored to display Kuykendall’s “The Crystal Pumpkin” at the Frankfurt Book Fair. The company is committed to helping independent and self-published authors boost their marketing efforts, expand their brand, and connect with potential readers and even fellow authors. Visit the ReadersMagnet exhibit at the event to check out the book’s display. Get a copy of “The Crystal Pumpkin” by Crystal Arlene Kuykendall on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Learn more about the author and her works at

“The Crystal Pumpkin”
Author | Crystal Arlene Kuykendall
Genre | Non-fiction
Publisher | Page Publishing
Published Date | June 7, 2023

Author’s Biography
Author Crystal Arlene Kuykendall is an engaging educator, human relations expert, attorney, motivational speaker, business owner, loving mother, ordained clergy, transformative poet laureate, and endearing author. She is frequently lauded for her educational leadership, child advocacy, and social justice endeavors. Those who witness her charismatic charm and dynamic delivery have been eternally inspired during over two thousand speeches given in forty-nine American states and on four continents. Those experiencing her moving messages laugh and cry when she weaves her magic behind a microphone. Readers who experience her creative writings and sensational stories are similarly inspired by her poetry, academically challenging publications, and soul-stirring storytelling.

She is also the author of six research-based books, including the highly acclaimed national bestseller “From Rage to Hope: Strategies for Reclaiming Black and Hispanic Students.” The creator of the poem Her Dream Deferred, she is in demand by audiences of all ages and has given speeches in Germany, other European cities, Australia and North America. Dr. Kuykendall is a Chicago native who now resides in Maryland. She holds six advanced degrees, including a law degree, master’s degree in divinity and sociology, and a doctorate degree in educational administration, as well as an honorary doctorate, honoris causa. She also held executive leadership positions in four national associations before becoming the founder of her own businesses. In over thirty years of sage observations, service, and inspiration to merchants of hope worldwide, she has received over 350 plaques, awards, keys to cities, and commendations for her services and savvy rhetoric. ““The Crystal Pumpkin”” is her first novel.

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