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.
“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 LITERARY CAFE–BOOKS & EVENTS Bookstore Amplify Black Stories Book List, Curated by The African American Children’s Book Project showcases a wide range of topics and talent from the Black Literary Community, including our cohort of Storytellers and members of the Brown Bookshelf. The list includes both non-fiction and fiction titles that will empower, enlighten and enrich all readers. Visit the bookstore.