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Interview with Jewell Parker Rhodes

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In today's episode, Adam sits down with writer Jewell Parker Rhodes, an author who is familiar writing for both adults and juveniles/YA. Her forthcoming book, Towers Falling, is all about teaching the story of the 9/11 attacks to children who weren't born when it happened. Like all of Jewell's books, Towers Falling features a diverse cast of characters and touches on important themes and events in America's history. In this interview, she talks about what prompted her to write a book about the September 11th attacks and the real life classroom that inspired her.

Books Written By Jewell

Sugar

Ninth Ward

Bayou Magic

Magic City

Douglass' Women

Towers Falling

Voodoo Season

Yellow Moon

Hurricane

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