This week, we celebrate George Washington's birthday, Black History Month, and the opening of the film "Black Panther." It seemed like the perfect time to reprise our episode "Chains" about the role African-Americans played in the Revolutionary War. A trio of readers from Maryland discuss the book. Actress S.W. James is celebrity reader. This reprise episode features a new interview with writer Laurie Halse Anderson. She talks about why she's written so many books set at the time of the American Revolution. Kitty Felde is host.
Our celebrity reader Simona "SW James" focuses on activism through art. Her first publication is expected to be released Spring 2016. She's produced performances throughout the East Coast, from showcases to recital/monologues to plays. Connect with her on Twitter and Instagram at @swjtheguru.
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Recommended reading from Amandla, Imani, Angela, and Eunhea:
Harry Potter – J.K. Rowling
The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins
Divergent – Veronica Roth
Liberty Porter, First Daughter - Julia DeVillers and Paige Pooler
Lord of the Flies – William Golding
A Bridge to Terabithia - Katherine Paterson