Librarian Natalie McCall chats with Brandy Colbert, award-winning author of books for children and teens (The Voting Booth, Little & Lion, The Revolution of Birdie Randolph, Finding Yvonne, Pointe, The Only Black Girls In Town). Brandy was born and raised in the Ozarks (Springfield, Missouri!) and has a degree in journalism. She is on faculty at Hamline University’s MFA program in writing for children and lives in Los Angeles.
Natalie and Brandy talked about both the magic and colonialism in their favorite children’s classics, loving feminism with a bloody edge, and what it’s like to be the only black girls in town (and literature!).
Photo by Jessie Weinberg