What is Black?

Jewell Parker Rhodes-Black Brother, Black Brother

Episode Summary

Jewell Parker Rhodes (@jewell_p_rhodes) shares BLACK BROTHER, BLACK BROTHER, A powerful coming-of-age middle-grade novel about two brothers, one who presents as white, the other as black, this story explores the complex ways in which they are forced to navigate the world – all while training for a fencing competition. The book addresses issues of colorism,the school-to-prison pipeline, and racial bias. During our conversation, we discussed that BLACK BROTHER, BLACK BROTHER is also is a sports book, her inspiration for the book and her love of writing for young readers. BLACK BROTHER, BLACK BROTHER is an amazing book and I'm excited to share it with you as well as my conversation with its author.

Episode Notes

Jewell Parker Rhodes (@jewell_p_rhodes) shares BLACK BROTHER, BLACK BROTHER, A powerful coming-of-age middle-grade novel about two brothers, one who presents as white, the other as black, this story explores the complex ways in which they are forced to navigate the world – all while training for a fencing competition. The book addresses issues of colorism,the school-to-prison pipeline, and racial bias.  During our conversation, we discussed that BLACK BROTHER, BLACK BROTHER is also is a sports book, her inspiration for the book and her love of writing for young readers.

BLACK BROTHER, BLACK BROTHER is an amazing book and I'm excited to share it with you as well as my conversation with its author. 

You can learn more about this book and its author by visiting https://www.whatisblack.co/podcast