Christine Kendall

Christine KendallStoryteller: Christine Kendall

Christine Kendall is the author of two novels, Riding Chance (Scholastic 2016) which was nominated for an NAACP Image Award in the category of Outstanding Literary Work for Youth/Teens, and The True Definition of Neva Beane (Scholastic 2020.) Her short fiction has appeared in numerous publications. She lives in Philadelphia where she co-curates the award-winning reading series Creative at the Cannery.

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Christine On Writing for Children:

“Art is a form of truth-telling. It can raise awareness and encourage action. When I left my diversity & inclusion position I worried about how I could continue to work for change. I soon realized, there are many different ways to contribute to the struggle for social justice. We each have to find our own path.”

The True Definition of Neva BeaneRiding Chance

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