Kekla Magoon

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Kekla Magoon is the Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe Award-winning author of The Rock and the River, the author of Coretta Scott King Author Honor Book The Season of Styx Malone, and co-author of the 2016 Coretta Scott King Author Honor Book and National Book Award Longlist selection X: A Novel with Ilyasah Shabazz. She holds a B.A. in history from Northwestern University and a master of fine arts in writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts, where she now serves on faculty. Kekla visits schools and libraries around the country to speak about her work, and she teaches writing workshops to youth and adults.