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Leslie C. Youngblood: Forever This Summer
August 12, 2021 @ EST 7:30 pm - 8:10 pm
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Leslie C. Youngblood will be in conversation with Linda Sue Park
“A glorious, big-hearted, and joyful novel! Forever This Summer celebrates three talented girls who discover, with love and empathy, they can triumph, heal, and inspire one another as well as their families and community.”—Jewell Parker Rhodes, Ghost Boys and Black Brother, Black Brother
Leslie C. Youngblood received an MFA from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. A former assistant professor of creative writing at Lincoln University in Jefferson City, she has lectured at Mississippi State University, UNC-Greensboro, and the University of Ghana at Legon. She’s been awarded a host of writing honors, including a 2014 Yaddo’s Elizabeth Ames Residency, the Lorian Hemingway Short Story Prize, a Hurston Wright Fellowship, and the Room of Her Own Foundation’s 2009 Orlando Short Story Prize. In 2010, she won the Go On Girl! Book Club Aspiring Writer Award. Love Like Sky was her first novel.Leslie C. Youngblood will be in conversation with Linda Sue Park
Linda Sue Park is the author of many books for young readers, including the 2002 Newbery Medal winner A Single Shard; the New York Times bestseller A Long Walk to Water; and most recently, Prairie Lotus, a historical fiction middle-grade novel. When she’s not writing, speaking, teaching, or caregiving for her two grandchildren, she spends most of her time on equity/inclusion work for We Need Diverse Books and the Society of Children’s Books Writers and Illustrators.
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