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Results: 20 Videos

Joseph Bruchac
Joseph Bruchac

Joseph Bruchac describes how his cultural heritage inspires and shapes his writing and storytelling. View Video

Octavia E. Butler
Octavia E. Butler

Octavia E. Butler describes how social, cultural, and political issues inspired her novel, Parable of the Sower. View Video

Christopher Paul Curtis
Christopher Paul Curtis

Christopher Paul Curtis discusses his writing process with middle grade students in Dorchester, Massachusetts, and answers questions about his novel, The Watsons Go to Birmingham: 1963. View Video

Edwidge Danticat
Edwidge Danticat

Edwidge Danticat discusses the immigration experience and reflects upon why she writes about Haiti and Haitian Americans. View Video

Alma Flor Ada
Alma Flor Ada

Alma Flor Ada discusses her novel My Name Is María Isabel with students in Oakland, California, and offers insights into how they can use writing to inspire change. View Video

Keith Gilyard
Keith Gilyard

Keith Gilyard reads his poem, "The Hatmaker," and discusses his writing process with students in Sante Fe, New Mexico. View Video

Nikki Grimes
Nikki Grimes

Nikki Grimes shares her passion for poetry and discusses her process of writing with middle school students in Vista, California. View Video

Lawson Fusao Inada
Lawson Fusao Inada

Lawson Fusao Inada meets with high school students at the Nikkei Legacy Center in Portland, Oregon, where he reads one of his poems and discusses living in a Japanese internment camp as a boy. View Video

Francisco Jiménez
Francisco Jiménez

Francisco Jiménez recounts growing up as a migrant worker in California and describes the ways in which his experiences have influenced his writing. View Video

Russell Leong
Russell Leong

Russell Leong talks with high school students in Los Angeles, California, about his experiences growing up in San Francisco's Chinatown, his love of poetry, and his writing process. View Video

Graciela Limón
Graciela Limón

Graciela Limón shares her Mexican American background with students in San Bernardino, California, and discusses her novel, Erased Faces. View Video

Ruthanne Lum McCunn
Ruthanne Lum McCunn

Ruthanne Lum McCunn discusses her biographical novel, A Thousand Pieces of Gold, and interest in the history of Chinese women in America with high school students in Portland, Oregon. View Video

Pat Mora
Pat Mora

Pat Mora reads her poem "Ode to Courage," and discusses her work with students in Sante Fe, New Mexico. View Video

Judith Ortiz Cofer
Judith Ortiz Cofer

Judith Ortiz Cofer discusses who inspired her to share her stories and then students in Vista, California respond personally to stories from Cofer's collection. View Video

Abiodun Oyewole
Abiodun Oyewole

Abiodun Oyewole explains why poetry is important today. He reads one of his poems and then listens as the students in Cathie Wright-Lewis's class read their poems to the class. View Video


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