All ETDs from UAB

Advisory Committee Chair

Kerry Madden

Advisory Committee Members

Sue Kim

Larry Wharton

Jacqueline Wood

Document Type


Date of Award


Degree Name by School

Master of Arts (MA) College of Arts and Sciences


Gossom Switch is a creative nonfiction piece which traces my paternal roots. This narrative explores the family bond, racial segregation, slavery, and civil rights. Although Gossom Switch is a personal journey, my story is also universal and historical. The Zearn Master is a middle-grade fiction novel. While the main purpose of this novel is to entertain, like my creative nonfiction it focuses on family, especially the bond between siblings. This piece is also universal in that it centers around the sport of basketball.