Book Talk with Writer-in-Residence Alumni Jenn De Leon

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Hear about Jenn's new YA book

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Associates of the Boston Public Library and the Boston Public Library's Teen Central hosted an online author talk with Jennifer De Leon on September 22, 2020. Her debut YA book "Don’t Ask Me Where I’m From," published in August 2020, was written when Jenn was our 2015-16 Writer-in-Residence. Christopher Jacobs, Teen Technology Coordinator at the BPL, moderated this program. The book talk can viewed in its entirety below.

To learn more about the Writer-in-Residence program visit the dedicated page here.

Jennifer De Leon is the author of Don’t Ask Me Where I’m From (Atheneum/Simon & Schuster, 2020) and the editor of Wise Latinas (University of Nebraska Press, 2014). An Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Framingham State University, and a faculty member in the MFA in Creative Nonfiction program at Bay Path University, she has published prose in over a dozen literary journals and is a GrubStreet instructor and board member. Her essay collection, White Space: Essays on Culture, Race, & Writing, is the recipient of the Juniper Prize and will be published by UMass Press in Spring 2021.