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A Conversation with Coe Booth

Duration: 20:55

Coe Booth’s novels about teens growing up in the Bronx provide rich and sensitive portraits of their life experiences. As a former social worker and lifelong Bronx resident, Coe writes with respect for her characters and their community. In TyrellKendra, and the recently-releasedBronxwood, Coe explores the moral choices that urban teens face as they navigate their lives and their relationships. Tune in to hear how Coe worked through the challenges of writing Bronxwood, how she makes sense of her characters’ actions, and how her books challenge readers to develop critical social consciousness.

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