Sessions

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The Invincible Power of Wattpad Authors

Wattpad Books turns the digital stories its community loves into published books. The result? Stories you can't find anywhere else, by young writers from all over the world. Come listen to these two magnificent young authors as they tell the…
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Can't Stop Won't Stop: Learn Your Hip-Hop History

Hip-Hop, one of America’s most influential and constantly evolving musical genres, is about so much more than infectious beats, and you’re about to get schooled by the experts! Cinnamongirl Madison Harvey, 15, leads this electrifying conversation…
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Who Says Geniuses Can't Dance?

Newbery Medalist Meg Medina's new book, Merci Suárez Can't Dance (a Kirkus “Most Anticipated Book of 2021”), re-introduces us to her touching, funny titular character, now a seventh-grader. Joining her in conversation is celebrated author…
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Now We're Cooking: A Top Chef on Making the Food of Your Dreams

From a difficult upbringing in the Bronx and Nigeria to Top Chef stardom and a place on Food & Wine’s “best new chef” list, Kwame Onwuachi's muse and first love has always been food. His memoir Notes From a Young Black Chef takes us…
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I AM THE DREAM: Voices of a New Generation, Presented by Cinnamongirl, Inc.

Summer 2020 marked the start of Write Your Story, an exciting year-long collaboration with Cinnamongirl, Inc, that brought creative-writing workshops and artistic mentorship to young women of color, ages 12 to 18. Our amazing inaugural cohort…
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The Future is Ours: Restoring Democracy with Young Adult Voting Rights

This empowering, informative program, moderated by Khepera Lyons-Clark, senior of Bentley School and a member of Cinnamongirl, Inc, is the young-adult complement to BABF’s robust Voting Rights Program, a centerpiece of our 2020 virtual programming…
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This Thing Called Love, Part 2

Love of all kinds–self-love, romantic love, love of family and heritage–takes center stage in this conversation between two renowned YA authors, moderated by Jasmine Edwards, senior of Bentley School in Lafayette and a member of Cinnamongirl,…
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This Thing Called Love, Part 1

Laila Butcher, junior at San Leandro High School and member of Cinnamongirl Inc., will have an electrifying conversation with author Rahul Kanakia about self-acceptance, finding love in unconventional places, and deriving confidence from the…
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Beyond Our World: Shifting Identities and Steady Hearts

Bridging divides and unveiling secrets are the name of the game in two fascinating fantasy novels by YA virtuosos. In Maggie Tokuda-Hall’s fantasy debut, The Mermaid, the Witch, and the Sea, Florian and Evelyn cross lines of class and identity…
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The You You’re Meant to Be

Ten-year-old Naomi Wilson from Cinnamongirl, Inc. and creative engineer/inventor in the making, will interview two leading Middle Grade authors whose books explore the importance of finding what brings you community and purpose, no matter how…