“I personally think that the folklore that Zora Neale Hurston collected, the stories that she told…filled with so much wisdom, clarity, joy, love and so much complexity, should be told to our youngest of people who are impressionable. These are stories that I think we should be conveying,” said Ibram X. Kendi.

During a recent Books & Books event, Dr. Kendi was joined by Dr. Precious Symonette, Florida’s 2016 Teacher of the Year, to talk about his adaptation of MAGNOLIA FLOWER, first published as a short story by Zora Neale Hurston. This moving and important episode of The Literary Life with Mitchell Kaplan was recorded at the Coral Gables Congregational Church and includes questions from the audience. Signed copies of MAGNOLIA FLOWER are available at all Books & Books locations.

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