Elise Stuart and Tom Hester interview Vaunda Micheaux Nelson, a prolific author of children’s books. Her latest book, Dream March: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the March on Washington was starred in School Library Journal and selected as a best book for 2017 by the Chicago Public Library.
Vaunda’s young adult book, No Crystal Stair: A Documentary Novel of the Life and Work of Lewis Michaux, Harlem Bookseller, honors the life of the author’s great uncle. It won the 2012 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for fiction, a 2013 Coretta Scott King Author Honor and prevailed in the 2013 School Library Journal Battle of the Kids’ Books.
Vaunda has been a teacher, newspaper reporter, bookseller, recreation specialist, children’s librarian, and has served on Newbery and Caldecott Awards committees. She currently lives in New Mexico, with her husband, Drew.
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Use Your Words! / Vaunda Micheaux Nelson
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