Brendan Kiely is the New York Times bestselling author of All American Boys (with Jason Reynolds), Tradition, The Last True Love Story, and The Gospel in Winter. His work has received a Coretta Scott King Author Honor Award and was chosen as a Chicago Public Library Best of the Best pick. A teacher and a writer, he lives with his wife in Greenwich Village. In March of 2019, he spoke at one of our After Hours events about toxic masculinity, racism, and the responsibilities of privilege in the wake of the MeToo movement.
In this episode Brendan talks to librarian Natalie McCall about loving art that wasn’t created for you, teaching in a school with no walls, and how reading for pleasure can save your life.