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Kekla Magoon

Biography

Kekla Magoon

Kekla Magoon is the author of five young adult novels. She also writes non-fiction on historical topics. Raised in a biracial family in the Midwest, Kekla now teaches writing in New York City, conducts school and library visits nationwide, and serves on the Writers’ Council for the National Writing Project. Kekla holds a B.A. in History from Northwestern University and an M.F.A. in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts.

Kekla Magoon

Books by Kekla Magoon

by Kekla Magoon - Young Adult 12+

When sixteen-year-old Tariq Johnson dies from two gunshot wounds, his community is thrown into an uproar. Tariq was black. The shooter, Jack Franklin, is white. In the aftermath of Tariq's death, everyone has something to say, but no two accounts of the events line up. Day by day, new twists further obscure the truth.

by Ilyasah Shabazz with Kekla Magoon - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Young Adult 14+

Malcolm Little's parents have always told him that he can achieve anything, but from what he can tell, that's a pack of lies --- after all, his father has been murdered, his mother has been taken away, and his dreams of becoming a lawyer have gotten him laughed out of school. X follows Malcolm from his childhood to his imprisonment for theft at age 20, when he found the faith that would lead him to forge a new path and command a voice that still resonates today.