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Author Spotlight: Kekla Magoon



“Kekla Magoon grew up in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She wrote her first novel when she was in high school. She should have known then that she was destined to be an author, but it actually took her awhile longer to figure out what she wanted to do with her life. Kekla always loved books, though. Her mom read lots of books to her, and took her to the library every week so she could read and read and read. Kekla made a habit of checking out as many paperbacks as she could carry!” ~keklamagoon.com biography [2]

Kelkla was the National Indiana Author Award for 2017 [3]!



Coretta Scott King Honor Books:

Coretta Scott King-John Steptoe Award New Talent:

NAACP Image Award:

eBooks & eAudio:

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Shadows of Sherwood [10]How It Went Down [11]Infinity Riders [12]X: A Novel [13]

Print Books:

Camo Girl [14]Fire in the Streets [15]Rebellion of Thieves [16]The Rock and the River [6]

More about Black History:

To learn even more about fascinating and inspiring black history makers, visit the Center for Black Literature & Culture [29] at Central Library. The Center is dedicated to celebrating the vibrant and resilient heritage and triumphs of those born of African roots.


WeNeedDiverseBooks Logo [30]To get young people engaged, one of the things they need is to see themselves in books. It is important for all of us to see ourselves in books, because that encourages us to read in a different way and encourages us to write more.” ~ Dr. Jerrie Cobb Scott Founder of the African American Read-in #weneeddiversebooks [30]

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