Shannon Bolithoe : A Writing Life


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NPR News: YA Fantasy Where The Oppression Is Real

YA Fantasy Where The Oppression Is Real
Tomi Adeyemi’s new book, Children of Virtue and Vengeance, is fantasy for young adults. But the issues it’s dealing with — racism, oppression and war — are very real. And they’re not sugarcoated.

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NPR News: Encore: ‘The Undefeated,’ A New Picture Book, Celebrates Black Brilliance

Encore: ‘The Undefeated,’ A New Picture Book, Celebrates Black Brilliance
Artist Kadir Nelson was inspired by Kwame Alexander’s poem celebrating African American life, and turned it into a picture book for children. Nelson was awarded the Caldecott Medal Monday.

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NPR News: New Book Presents A ‘Secret History’ Of Nuclear War Planning In America

New Book Presents A ‘Secret History’ Of Nuclear War Planning In America
In The Bomb, journalist Fred Kaplan reveals how U.S. presidents, their advisers and generals have thought about, planned for — and sometimes narrowly avoided — nuclear war.

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NPR News: Journalist Joshua Yaffa On New Book, ‘Between Two Fires’

Journalist Joshua Yaffa On New Book, ‘Between Two Fires’
NPR’s Michel Martin speaks with journalist Joshua Yaffa about his new book Between Two Fires: Truth, Ambition and Compromise in Putin’s Russia.

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NPR News: ‘This Isn’t New’: Questions For Tochi Onyebuchi, Author Of ‘Riot Baby’

‘This Isn’t New’: Questions For Tochi Onyebuchi, Author Of ‘Riot Baby’
Tochi Onyebuchi’s slim, devastating novella follows a young man born amidst the chaos of the 1992 Rodney King riots — and his sister, whose terrifying magical powers can’t protect him from racism.

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NPR News: ‘Franchise’ Tracks The Rise And Role Of Fast Food In Black America

‘Franchise’ Tracks The Rise And Role Of Fast Food In Black America
History professor Marcia Chatelain’s new book tracks what she calls the hidden history of the relationships between the struggle for civil rights and the expansion of the fast food industry.

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