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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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Boss Up Like a Girl: Building Up Teen Entrepreneurs

It’s never too soon to be a boss. Come listen in while Quinn Boyd-Roberts,14, aspiring entrepreneur and avid reader, picks the brains of Simone Bridges, 15, and Adelle Pritchard, 17, two young dream-weavers who are taking charge and killing…
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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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Who Saves the World? Girls!

Learn how to save the world like a girl! Shreya Ramachandran, 17, Lilly Platt, 12, and Haven Coleman, 14, three phenomenal young women of Girl Warriors, bring us on their fearless climate-activism journey. From leading climate strikes to suing…
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Your Self on the Shelf: Books that Speak Your Language

All kids and teens should be able to see themselves in the pages of the books they love. And who better to help than your friendly neighborhood librarian? In a conversation that couldn’t be more timely and important, Bay Area librarian Joanne…
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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…