Angst, drama, and identity issues are common themes in young adult fiction. It’s a genre rich with willing readers offers thousands of new titles every year. Native authors. We’ll talk with two Native writers—one seasoned and one newly published—about getting into the minds of young people and the process of writing for them.
Cynthia Leitich Smith (Muscogee Creek) – children’s and young adult author and writing teacher
Dawn Quigley (Turtle Mountain Chippewa) – author and professor
Monica Perez – executive editor of Charlesbridge