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Lit Squad

There's a lot of talk about the kinds of books students should and should not be reading, and what books kids should have access to in libraries. At the same time, there are more books being published that deal with issues of race, gender and sexual orientation. The Show talks to the authors of some of those books in the series Lit Squad.


Portrait of Mónica Mancillas along with the cover of "How to Speak in Spanglish"
Over the past year, The Show has heard from authors of books for middle-grade and young adult readers dealing with issues of race, gender, disability and socioeconomic differences, among other things. It’s a series called Lit Squad — and in this episode, The Show spoke with author Mónica Mancillas.