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Dr. Ibram X. Kendi & Jason Reynolds

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On today's episode, we have National Book Award-winning author Dr. Ibram X. Kendi and Jason Reynolds, the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature. Dr. Kendi and Jason have collaborated on Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, & You a remixed version of Dr. Kendio's NBA-winning Stamped from the Beginning.

This book is perfect for young adults, students and readers of all ages to better understand the history of racism in America. Adam interviews Dr. Kendi first about his original work and then Jason at about the 25-minute mark. These are both exceptional conversations. Special Thanks to Clark-Pleasant Middle School for hosting the chat with Jason.

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Interview with Caroline B. Cooney

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On today's episode, Jill interviews Caroline B. Cooney, author of the iconic Face on the Milk Carton, about her new adult book Before She Was Helen. Caroline talks about the "What if?" question that inspired her to write Before She Was Helen, transitioning creatively from writing young adult to adult, and tells the best librarian story ever (according to Jill).
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Back to school... but with murder!

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Interview with Yaa Gyasi, author of Transcendent Kingdom

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