Marc Boston has always been a lover of books. Seeing a lack of diversity in children’s books, he was inspired to write original stories to read to his daughters and to help ensure that more children are represented in the stories they read. The Girl Who Carried Too Much Stuff, was the result. Marc was born in Baltimore, Maryland, and raised in Kansas City, Kansas. He lives with his wife Rachael and their three daughters in Charlottesville, Virginia.
National Book Award winner Jacqueline Woodson discusses her new book for young readers, Before the Ever After, a stirring novel-in-verse exploring the cost of professional sports on Black bodies and the ways a family moves forward when their glory days have passed. A Q&A featuring students’ pre-submitted questions will also be included.