Interview with Diane McWhorter

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Diane McWhorter is an American journalist and author who has received many accolades thus far in her career including the Pulitzer Prize for her book Carry Me Home: Birmingham, Alabama, the Climactic Battle of the Civil Rights Revolution about the Civil Rights Movement. She is also a contributor to The New York Times, USA Today, and Slate.  

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Interview with Gregory Maguire

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Gregory Maguire is an American author who is best known for his critically acclaimed novel Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, which was made into the hit Broadway production of the same name. Maguire has also written Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister, and many other novels for adults and children.

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Interview with Lois Lowry

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Lois Lowry is one of the most famous authors of her time with over thirty children’s books and two Newbery Medals for her novels Number the Stars and The Giver. One of her more acclaimed books, The Giver, has received controversial reactions from American schools, some of which welcomed her work while others banned it. Lowry also earned the Margaret Edwards Award from the American Library Association and was a finalist for the Hans Christian Andersen Award which is an international accolade recognizing the highest achievements in children’s books. She is known for taking on mature subject matter such as the Holocaust and challenging authority, but in a way that reaches younger audiences.

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