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Kelly McWilliams

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in Rockville, MD, The United States
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Octavia Butler, Stephen King

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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 #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)
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)
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The Day I Passed for White

This November, I wrote an article for TIME about a unique experience in my life. Check it out here!

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“Because every time I accept that I'm worth less - less than a man, or a white person, or a gosh-darn oil baron - it punches a hole in my spirit. Punch enough holes and your spirit breaks.”
Kelly McWilliams, Mirror Girls

“White power’s always smoke and mirrors, when you get down to it. Now, what’s the only thing stronger than white magic?” The answer bubbles up from somewhere deep inside me. “Our magic.”
Kelly McWilliams, Mirror Girls

“Blanche Heathwood’s head whips around, nostrils flaring. Monstrously tall, the ghost flies to the foot of the stairs. She snarls, meaning to scare me off, but I hold my ground. White power’s always smoke and mirrors, when you get down to it. Nana was talking about Blanche Heathwood’s ghost, but she could’ve been talking about segregation itself. Jim Crow’s just one evil magic trick, trying to convince colored folks that we’re worthless. All Eureka rests on the swampy foundation of one rotten lie. But I don’t believe it.”
Kelly McWilliams, Mirror Girls

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