Young Adult Fiction: The Black Experience

Published on 17 Apr 2021, 20:00
These powerful coming-of-age novels, all written in lyrical verse, are fierce, profound, and beautiful explorations of identity, race, wrongful incarceration, the power of drag, and much more. Hannah Gómez, a judge in Young Adult Literature for the L.A. Times Book Prizes, guides the conversation with Dean Atta, Morgan Parker, Dr. Yusef Salaam and Ibi Zoboi.