MORE 'HISTORY' POSTS
What sets my novel apart is the acknowledgment of the past and its celebration of Black excellence and achievement.
There seems like an awfully long distance between the past and future and yet, whether it is 1940 or 2040, the questions I continue to find most intriguing are timeless. Who are we in the worst of times? What does it mean to survive? And, What do we want our world to look like?
Historical fiction helps [kids] see that the past is closer to the present than they ever imagined, that the lives of people who lived long ago are not so different from their own.
When it comes to the representation of Amelia Earhart, the line between staged and candid is not always clearly marked.
I believe exposing young readers to characters such as these and sharing their heartrending stories is not only appropriate but necessary to effect positive change in our society.
A fascinating crash course in the politics and race relations of the time told through the lens of the Green Book of the 1930s to 60s.
This fascinating look at the complex life of Black Seminole leader John Horse, a warrior, diplomat, and champion for his people, follows his tireless search for freedom, safety, and home
One of the issues that emerged as I wrote is that of toxic nostalgia. My underwater world is drowning in such destructive sentimentality.
In grade school, we were taught that a story has a beginning, middle, and end, and that the events always progress in a clear, chronological order. Me, I’ve always enjoyed stories that play around with time.
"In my book YUSUF AZEEM IS NOT A HERO, I explore many aspects of a post 9/11 world and how they affected my community."