First Draft with Sarah Enni

First Draft Episode #265: Christina Hammonds-Reed and Jason Reynolds

Christina Hammonds-Reed, debut author of The Black Kids, is in conversation with 2020–2021 National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, Jason Reynolds, whose many books include All American Boys (cowritten 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.

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Direct download: FD_-_Jason_and_Christina_mixdown.mp3
Category:Literature -- posted at: 12:00am PST

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