University Libraries Podcast Zet Forward – Professor Brendan Kiely Discusses “All American Boys”

We are happy to announce the newest episode of the University Libraries podcast series, Zet Forward, dropped in March. In the episode, Gerry Shea, Communication Librarian at Walsh Library, talks with Professor Brendan Kiely, Writer-in-Residence in the English Department at Seton Hall. He is The New York Times bestselling author of All American Boys (with Jason Reynolds), Tradition, The Last True Love Story, and The Gospel of Winter. His most recent book is The Other Talk: Reckoning with Our White Privilege. His work has been published in over a dozen languages, and has received the Coretta Scott King Author Honor Award, the Walter Dean Meyers Award, and ALA’s Top Ten Best Fiction for Young Adults.

In this episode, we discuss his New York Times Best Seller All American Boys. The New York Public Library has selected All-American Boys for its Teen Banned Book Club. The novel, tells the story of two teens—one Black, one white—grappling with the repercussions of a single violent act that leaves their school, their community, and, ultimately, the country divided by racial tension.

You can find the podcast at Zet Forward. Please check it out when you have time.