Reading Without Walls: Ilyasah Shabazz + Mahogany L. Browne

Writer and activist Ilyasah Shabazz, author of “Betty Before X,” and poet Mahogany L. Browne, author of “Black Girl Magic,” discuss their work with Princess Weekes of The Mary Sue. This conversation is presented in partnership with the Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group and the Reading Without Walls Challenge.

About Reading Without Walls: Former National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature Gene Luen Yang calls us all to READ WITHOUT WALLS, exploring books about characters who look or live differently than you, topics you haven’t discovered, or formats that you haven’t tried. READING WITHOUT WALLS promotes diversity and opens readers’ eyes to new ideas and experiences. In this divided time in our nation’s history, READING WITHOUT WALLS is an inclusive way to spread appreciation and understanding for others — and to learn new and exciting things.

Reading Without Walls is happening now, and anyone can participate — teachers, librarians, book-sellers, and readers. Just find something new and different to read — and let books open up the world around you.

Join us as these writers share their work and discuss the importance of reading a diverse selection of stories.