Monthly Archives: January 2016

Jewell Parker Rhodes, a Coretta Scott King Author Award Honoree, shares insight into her middle grade book Bayou Magic, set after the BP oil spill

I’ve always loved Louisiana—its people, culture, and landscape. I’d just finished writing Ninth Ward, a novel about the human and environmental disasters caused by Hurricane Katrina and the levees breaking. To my horror, the evening news was filled with images … Continue reading

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