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PRHSB Weekly News Round-Up: August 1

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Please find below a roundup of this week’s recent news articles, media, and essays from PRH Speakers Bureau speakers.

Our top speakers shaping current discourse and featured in the news.

News Media Spotlight

  • Current Topic: REPRESENTATION IN FICTION
    Leila Mottley speaks The Daily Show with Trevor Noah on writing stories on Black girlhood.
  • Current Topic: TRENDS IN YOUNG ADULT BOOKS
    Nicola Yoon and David Yoon speak with the Hollywood Reporter about how their commitment to publishing young adult romance novels written by people of color and featuring people of color with their Joy Revolution Imprint.
  • Current Topic: ANTIRACISM
    Speaking with SalonDr. Ibram X. Kendi talks about his antiracism work and his new book, How to Raise an Antiracist.
  • Current Topic: SCIENCE
    Ed Yong writes about in The Atlantic about the single-celled creature called Nephromyces.

PLANNING AHEAD: Programming Ideas

Books for the Current Moment

  • WALKING GENTRY HOME: Alora Young celebrates Black girlhood and womanhood throughout American history.
  • THE WARRIOR WITHIN: D.J. Vanas provides a transformational guide about using the warrior spirit, drawing inspiration from Native American philosophy and tradition.
  • RADICAL CURIOSITY: Seth Goldenberg writes a handbook on a new way of solving our most complex problems—by using the power of human inquiry.
  • PATCHWORK: Matt de la Peña explores the endless possibilities each child contains.