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Kekla Magoon

Kekla Magoon is the author of nine novels, including The Rock and the RiverHow It Went DownX: A Novel, and the Robyn Hoodlum Adventure series. 

She has received an NAACP Image Award, the John Steptoe New Talent Award, two Coretta Scott King Honors, The Walter Award Honor, the In the Margins Award, and been long listed for the National Book Award. She also writes non-fiction on historical topics. 

Kekla conducts school and library visits nationwide and serves on the Writers’ Council for the National Writing Project. Kekla holds a B.A. from Northwestern University and an M.F.A. in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts, where she now serves on faculty.

The Rock and the River Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781416978039
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Published: Aladdin - April 6th, 2010

In 1968 Chicago, it’s not easy for thirteen-year-old Sam to be the son of known civil rights activist Roland Childs. Especially when his older brother, Stick, starts keeping to himself. Then, one day, Sam finds something under Stick’s bed that changes everything: literature about the Black Panthers. Suddenly, nothing feels certain anymore. And when Dr.


Fire in the Streets Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781442422315
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Published: Aladdin - August 27th, 2013

What means more, shared values or shared blood? Maxie’s choice changes everything in this acclaimed companion to The Rock and the River.

Bad things happen in the heat, they say.

Maxie knows all about how fire can erupt at a moment’s notice, especially now, in the sweltering Chicago summer of 1968.


The Season of Styx Malone Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781524715953
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Published: Wendy Lamb Books - October 16th, 2018

A CORETTA SCOTT KING HONOR BOOK


How It Went Down Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250068231
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Published: Square Fish - December 15th, 2015

A Coretta Scott King Author Honor Book

When sixteen-year-old Tariq Johnson dies from two gunshot wounds, his community is thrown into an uproar. Tariq was black. The shooter, Jack Franklin, is white.

In the aftermath of Tariq's death, everyone has something to say, but no two accounts of the events line up. Day by day, new twists further obscure the truth.


Reign of Outlaws (A Robyn Hoodlum Adventure) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781619636576
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Published: Bloomsbury USA Childrens - October 24th, 2017

"A compelling reboot of the Robin Hood myth." --Rick Riordan, bestselling author of Percy Jackson & the Olympians


Rebellion of Thieves (A Robyn Hoodlum Adventure) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781681195346
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Published: Bloomsbury USA Childrens - October 24th, 2017

"A compelling reboot of the Robin Hood myth." --Rick Riordan, bestselling author of Percy Jackson & the Olympians on Shadows of Sherwood