Brendan performed at a SpeakTogether student matinee at Edward R. Murrow High School in Midwood, Brooklyn, on January 30, 2017, speaking on the theme, “Turn the Page.” Brendan also led a College Readiness after-school workshop for SpeakTogether at Union Settlement in East Harlem on February 15, 2017.
Brendan Kiely is the New York Times bestselling author of All American Boys (with Jason Reynolds), Tradition, The Last True Love Story, and The Gospel of Winter. His work has been translated into more than a dozen languages, received a Coretta Scott King Author Honor Award, the Walter Dean Myers Award, and was twice selected as one of the American Library Association’s Top Ten Best Fiction for Young Adults. His most recent book, The Other Talk: Reckoning with Our White Privilege, was a School Library Journal, Bank Street, and Chicago Public Library Best Book of the Year. Originally from the Boston area, he now lives with his wife and son in Greenwich Village.
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