Author, She Would Be King | Founder, One Moore Book
Wayétu Moore’s debut novel, She Would Be King, will be released by Graywolf Press in September, 2018. Her memoir is also forthcoming with Graywolf. Moore is the founder of One Moore Book, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization that encourages reading among children of countries with low literacy rates and underrepresented cultures. Her writing can be found in Guernica, The Rumpus, The Atlantic and other publications. She has been featured in The Economist, NPR, NBC, BET and ABC, among others, for her work in advocacy for diversity in children’s literature. She’s a graduate of Howard University and the University of Southern California, and is currently a Margaret Mead Fellow at Columbia University Teachers College. Moore is an Africana Studies lecturer at City University of New York’s John Jay College and lives in Brooklyn, NY.
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