First Draft Episode #335: Kekla Magoon
Kekla Magoon is the award-winning author of many novels and nonfiction books for kids and teens, including How It Went Down, The Season of Styx Malone, and her newest, Revolution In Our Time: The Black Panther Party’s Promise to the People.
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Links to Topics Mentioned In This Episode:
Norma Fox Mazer, author of The Missing Girl, Good Night Maman, Missing Pieces, and many more
Vermont College for Fine Arts’ MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults
Stamped From the Beginning by Ibram X. Kendi (listen to this excellent interview with him on The Stacks podcast)
Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Malinda Lo
Blackbirds in the Sky by Brandy Colbert, author of Pointe, Little & Lion, The Only Black Girls in Town, and The Voting Booth. Hear Brandy’s First Draft interviews here, here, and here!
African Icons: Ten People Who Shaped History by Tracey Baptiste
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Jason Reynolds, three-time National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature and author of All American Boys (co-written with Brendan Kiely [listen to his First Draft interview here]), As Brave as You, For Every One, the Track series, Look Both Ways, Stamped: Racism, Anti-Racism, and You and Long Way Down, which received a Newbery Honor, a Printz Honor, and a Coretta Scott King Honor. Hear his First Draft interview here, and his appearance with Christina Hammonds-Reed, author of The Black Kids, here.
Kim Johnson, college administrator and mentor of student activists, on her debut author of This is My America.
Koa Beck, former editor-in-chief of Jezebel and co-host of “The #MeToo Memos” on WNYC’s The Takeaway, discusses her debut non-fiction work, White Feminism: From the Suffragettes to Influencers and Who They Leave Behind. Hear her First Draft interview here.
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