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The Gilded Ones

The Gilded Ones

WATCH: 12 years of failure, the journey of a Black woman to be seen in publishing

Namina Forna, the author of the bestselling YA trilogy The Gilded Ones talks about her fraught journey to publication and the pitfalls that dog BIPOC people in publishing. Namina has a MFA in film and TV production from USC School of Cinematic Arts and a BA from Spelman College. She now works as a screenwriter in LA and loves telling stories with fierce female leads. The Gilded Ones is her debut novel. Visit her on twitter at @NaminaForna and on Instagram at @namina.forna.
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Poetry Guide

National Poetry Month is coming in April! To prepare, we have put together this resource for you and your readers. For older readers, we have combined discussion guides for Chlorine Sky by Mahoganey L. Browne and Home Is Not a Country by Safia Elhillo. These gorgeous coming-of-age books are both novels-in-verse. For younger readers, we provide several recommendations for more poetry, novels-in-verse, and books featuring elements of poetry.

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The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963

The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963 By Christopher Paul Curtis

Celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Newbery and Coretta Scott King Honoree about an unforgettable family on a road-trip during one of the most important times in the civil rights movement. This special edition makes a perfect gift and includes bonus content.

When the Watson family—ten-year-old Kenny, Momma, Dad, little sister Joetta, and brother Byron—sets out on a trip south to visit Grandma in Birmingham, Alabama, they don’t realize that they’re heading toward one of the darkest moments in America’s history. The Watsons’ journey reminds us that even in the hardest times, laughter and family can help us get through anything.

Author Spotlight

Anuradha D. Rajurkar

ANURADHA D. RAJURKAR is a teacher by day and a YA writer by night, who holds two degrees from Northwestern University. She lives in Milwaukee with her husband and two sons. American Betiya is her first novel.

Follow her on Twitter @ADRajurkar1