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Kekla Magoon

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Kekla Magoon is the author of five young adult novels: How It Went Down, Camo Girl, 37 Things I Love, Fire in the Streets, and The Rock and the River, for which she received the ALA Coretta Scott King New Talent Award and an NAACP Image Award nomination. She also writes non-fiction on historical topics, including Today the World is Watching You: The Little Rock Nine and the Fight for School Integration 1957-58 and the forthcoming PANTHERS! The History and Legacy of the Black Panther Party in America. Raised in a biracial family in the Midwest, Kekla now teaches writing in New York City, conducts school and library visits nationwide, and serves on the Writers Council for the National Writing Project. Kekla holds a B.A. in History from Northwestern University and an M.F.A. in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts.

Genres: Children's Fiction, Young Adult Fiction
New and upcoming books
March 2024

Mission One: The Vice Principal Problem
(Blue Stars, book 1)
April 2024

Prom Babies
July 2024

Naomi Osaka
(She Persisted)
   Camo Girl (2011)
   Fire in the Streets (2012)
   How It Went Down (2014)
   X (2015) (with Ilyasah Shabazz)
   The Season of Styx Malone (2018)
   Light It Up (2019)
   Chester Keene Cracks the Code (2022)
   The Minus-One Club (2023)
   Prom Babies (2024)
   The Secret Library (2024)
Series contributed to
   4. Infinity Riders (2016)
She Persisted
   Ruby Bridges (2021)
   Simone Biles (2023)
   Naomi Osaka (2024)
Picture Books show
Non fiction show
Books containing stories by Kekla Magoon
Black Enough (2019)
Stories of Being Young & Black in America
edited by
Ibi Zoboi
Dear Heartbreak (2018)
YA Authors and Teens on the Dark Side of Love
edited by
Heather Demetrios
A Tyranny of Petticoats (2016)
15 Stories of Belles, Bank Robbers & Other Badass Girls
edited by
Jessica Spotswood

Award nominations
2023 Edgar Award for Best Juvenile (nominee) : Chester Keene Cracks the Code
2022 Michael L. Printz Award (nominee) : Revolution in Our Time
2021 National Book Award for Young People's Literature (nominee) : Revolution in Our Time
2021 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Young Adult Novel (nominee) : Revolution in Our Time

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