Jewell Parker Rhodes is an award winning author of six adult novels, and numerous young adult novels. Her fearless and authentic literature includes: Ghost Boys, Towers Falling, and Black Brother, Black Brother. She’s won the Coretta Scott King honor, the Jane Adams Children’s book award, and many others. She grew up in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania where she earned her BA in drama criticism, she also earned a Doctorate of Arts in English. Rhodes is the Founding Artistic Director and Piper Endowed Chair at the Virginia G Piper Center for Creati
ve Writing at Arizona State university. Her main goal is to inspire to live and make the world a better place. We have read and enjoyed her books. In this episode, Rhodes discusses her childhood and how that impacts her writing. She also discusses the importance of teaching young people about the world. Later, Hayes joins Qurin and Kian to discuss her influence on them and the lasting effect she will have on a new generation of readers.
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