• February 28, 2024
          BIPOC Reading Series February
          February 29, 2024
          Charles Yu: Portland Arts & Lectures 2023/24
          March 6, 2024
          One Page Wednesday
          April 4, 2024
          Everybody Reads 2024: Gabrielle Zevin
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Dr. Jewell Parker Rhodes

Dr. Jewell Parker Rhodes is the New York Times bestselling author of several books for youth, including Ghost Boys, Black Brother, Black Brother, Paradise on Fire, Towers Falling, and the Louisiana Girls Trilogy: Ninth Ward, Sugar, and Bayou Magic. She is the recipient of many distinguished awards, including the Coretta Scott King Honor, the Jane Addams Children’s Book Award, an NAACP Image Award nomination, and the Walter Award. Rhodes is the Virginia G. Piper Endowed Chair in Creative Writing at Arizona State University.

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