Congratulations to Kekla Magoon!

Congratulations to Kekla Magoon, Betsy Writers for Young Readers Alum for receiving the 2016 Coretta Scott King Book Award for her part in “X: A Novel” by Ilyasah Shabazz with Kekla Magoon.

Kekla Magoon participated in The Writer’s Room Writers for Young Readers program, a collaboration between The Betsy South Beach and the FIU Department of English, in March 2015. The program was created to bring nationally recognized, award-winning authors of children’s and young adult books to South Florida.

To learn more about the Award, visit the American Library Association’s website
For more on the author, you can visit her website at or follow her on Twitter at @keklamagoon.