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Creative Writing Faculty Featured on NPR's Code Switch

Faculty Jason ReynoldsMFA in Creative Writing Faculty Jason Reynolds was recently featured on NPR's Code Switch: Frontiers of Race, Culture, and Ethnicity for his novel All American Boys.  Co-authored with fellow YA author Brendan Kiely, the book is about racial profiling and police brutality, and came about in response to violent and highly publicized deaths of young black American men over the past couple of years.  Reynolds believes that the book taps into a desire amongst youth to have difficult discussions about race: "No matter what the adults say, nine times out of ten, the kids are ready to talk."  Learn more.