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Kekla Magoon (she/her) writes novels and nonfiction for children and teens, exploring themes of identity, community, empowerment, and social justice. Acclaimed titles include THE SEASON OF STYX MALONE (a Boston Globe-Horn Book Award winner), THE ROCK AND THE RIVER (a John Steptoe Award winner), and REVOLUTION IN OUR TIME: THE BLACK PANTHER PARTY'S PROMISE TO THE PEOPLE, which was a Michael L. Printz Honor winner and National Book Award Finalist. Kekla loves ice cream, board games, and her two energetic orange cats. She holds an MFA in writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts, where she now teaches.

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