Nonfiction & Interviews

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Poet Morgan Parker Discusses Her Deeply Personal YA Book (Kirkus Reviews, September 24, 2019)

Royalty Statements (Publishers Weekly Feature, May 31, 2019)

New Literary Festivals Lead the Way by Celebrating Diversity (Electric Literature, April 19, 2019)

Barely There (Longreads, March 20, 2019)

Humans Made of Memories (Electric Literature, January 8, 2019)

The 2018 National Book Awards Were Full of Firsts—But Also Seconds and Thirds (Electric Literature, November 19, 2018)

Books With Privilege Are Also Part of the Diversity Discussion (School Library Journal, October 31, 2018)

If You Know How to Date, You Know How to Find a Literary Agent (Electric Literature, September 5, 2018)

When Black Characters Wear White Masks (Electric Literature, August 20, 2018)

9 Books to Expand Your Idea of What Feminism Looks Like (Electric Literature, July 5, 2018)

It's Okay if Writing Doesn't Make You Happy (Electric Literature, March 8, 2018)

There's a Harlem Renaissance Resurgence Happening in 2018 (Electric Literature, February 28, 2018)

Tayari Jones Writes About People With Problems, Not Problems with People (Electric Literature, February 6, 2018)

9 Essayists of Color You Should Know About (Electric Literature, December 14, 2017)

How Indie Presses Are Elevating the Publishing World: Independent Press Roundtable (Electric Literature, December 13, 2017)

Poetry is For Everyone: An Interview with Jason Reynolds (Electric Literature, November 27, 2017)

Jesmyn Ward's Story of Rejection and Perseverance Is Familiar to Black Writers (Electric Literature, November 21, 2017)

The Case Against Adjectives (Electric Literature, November 15, 2017)

How Long Is Writing Supposed to Take? (Electric Literature, November 2, 2017)

When It Comes to Inclusivity in Publishing, Editors Also Play a Role (Electric Literature, October 25, 2017)

Q&A: Wilson Leads the Feminist Press (Poets & Writers, November/December 2017)

How Jesmyn Ward Brings Writing to Life (Electric Literature, October 4, 2017)

Yahdon Israel Is Making Literature Camera-Ready (Electric Literature, Sept. 27, 2017)

Art Must Engage With Black Vitality, Not Just Black Pain (Electric Literature, Sept. 21, 2017)

The Well-Read Black Girl Festival Is a Homecoming (Electric Literature, Sept. 13, 2017)

My Publishing Journey: Then & Now (CBC Diversity, July 28, 2017)

Ibi Zoboi On Literacy and Her Work with Haitian American Teens (School Library Journal, June 28, 2017)

"What We Aren't (or the Ongoing Divide)" (Kweli Journal, June 23, 2017) *Notable Essay in The Best American Essays 2018

Q&A with We Read Too app creator Kaya Thomas (Poets & Writers, June 14, 2017)

Laini Taylor on Strange the Dreamer and Pushing to the Heart of Your Story (Bustle, March 24, 2017)

The Challenges of Bringing a Bookstore-Bar to the Bronx (LitHub, March 14, 2017)

Most Authors Don't Make Money From Writing Alone (The Billfold, October 14, 2016)

Young to Publishing Q&A, Part 1 & Part 2 (August 2016)

Cake Literary Celebrates Their New Book Shiny Broken Pieces and Strives For More Inclusive Childrens Literature (Bustle, July 8, 2016)

5 New Nonfiction Books That Speak to Black Lives Matter (Bustle, July 8, 2016) Articles (January to June 2016) 

Winning "The Hamilton" Lottery Will Be Twice As Easy in 2017 (Bustle, June 13, 2016)

2016 Tony Winners Honor Orlando Backstage Too (Bustle, June 13, 2016)

Thunder Boy Jr. Reflects Sherman Alexie and Yuyi Morales' Commitment to Stories for Diverse Children (Bustle, May 10, 2016)

Celebrating Amistad Press' Anniversary With a Look at Their Pinnacle Works (Bustle, May 9, 2016)

10 Book Covers That Illustrate #BlackGirlMagic (Bustle, May 9, 2016)

5 Ways Shonda Rhimes' Year of Yes Is also About Saying "No" (Bustle, March 31, 2016) 

Review: Malt House (, March 2016) 

15 Publishing Professionals On Why Diversity Isn't a Trend But a Reflection of Their Lives
(Bustle, March 14, 2016) 

10 Books I Wish I’d Had as a Young POC Reader (Bustle, March 10, 2016) 

The True Cost of Ending My Debt-Ridden Marriage (DailyWorth, February 11, 2016) 

The Saturday Rumpus Interview: Jennifer Baker (December 12, 2015) 

DiversifYA Interview (October 12, 2015) 

Lady Collective: Schoolin’ Life (September 4, 2015) 

Your Call: Want to make your summer reading more diverse? 
(Guest on Your Call w/ KALW-FM on June 8, 2015) 

Review: Balzem (, May 2015) 

Review: Le Village (, February 2015) 

Interview on Late Night Library’s Late Night Conversation podcast (December 23, 2014) 

Review: Spiegel Restaurant (, October 2014) 

Rejecting Rejection (The Writing Barn): Permission Granted (October 13, 2014) 

Review: Da Marcella Mediterranean Taverna (, June 2014) 

Review: Sel et Poivre (, April 2014) 

Review: Angus Club Steakhouse (, March 2014) 

Review: Masq Restaurant & Lounge (, February 2014)