Renée Watson, New York Times bestselling author of Piecing Me Together a Newberry Honor book and winner of the Coretta Scott King award, This Side of Home, and many others, and co-author of Watch Us Rise, out February 12. Renée is also founder and executive director of the I, Too Arts Foundation, a non-profit organization housed in the home of legendary poet Langston Hughes, committed to nurturing voices from underrepresented communities in the creative arts.
LINKS AND TOPICS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE
I, Too Arts Collective, a foundation which Renée is the founder and executive director
Dreamyard, an organization that collaborates with Bronx youth to develop artistic skills and voice
Community Word Project, arts-in-education organization that work with children in underserved communities and teaches them to read, interpret and respond to their world
A Place Where Hurricanes Happen by Renee Watson
Kendolyn Walker, program director at I, Too
Ellice Lee, graphic designer for I, Too and Associate Art Director of Philomel, Penguin Random House
SCORE, the nation’s largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors
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