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Kelly McWilliams

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August 2019


Kelly is the author of the upcoming young adult novel, AGNES AT THE END OF THE WORLD (June, 2020, Little, Brown Young Readers), which benefitted from a We Need Diverse Books Mentorship. She lives in Colorado with her partner and young daughter.
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Kelly McWilliams Oh my goodness, so many! Here are just a few. The final two on this list I had the honor of reading early, but chances are I'll be reading them again …moreOh my goodness, so many! Here are just a few. The final two on this list I had the honor of reading early, but chances are I'll be reading them again after I buy them--they were that good.

1. Black Brother, Black Brother (Jewell Parker Rhodes)
2. Recollections of My Nonexistence (Rebecca Solnit)
3. The Girl With The Louding Voice (Abi Dare)
4. When They Went Left (Monica Hesse)
5. When You Know What I Know (Sonja Solter)

I'll be blogging my top ten reads at the end of the year. I already know it's going to be brutal to choose!(less)
Kelly McWilliams #1 biggest influence: Octavia Butler's PARABLE OF THE SOWER. #2: Carolyn Jessop's memoir, ESCAPE. Thanks for asking!…more#1 biggest influence: Octavia Butler's PARABLE OF THE SOWER. #2: Carolyn Jessop's memoir, ESCAPE. Thanks for asking!(less)
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Agnes at the End of the World

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Book Trailer: Agnes at the End of the World!

This beautiful video was created by Alex Lopez, book blogger and founder of The Reading Corner for All! It so well captures the mood of AGNES AT THE END OF THE WORLD that I wanted to share it here. And, on top of everything, it was created in the midst of a pandemic with limited filming opportunities. I’m so grateful! Hope you enjoy!

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