EventsMeet 'This is My America' Author Kim Johnson

Meet 'This is My America' Author Kim Johnson

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM


Teens and adults are invited to meet the award-winning novelist of This Is My America Kim Johnson, who will speak on Friday, February 10, 6-7 pm. 

Her novel explores racial injustice against innocent Black men who are criminally sentenced and the families who are left behind. Johnson’s writing accolades include the Pacific Northwest Book Award and Malka Penn Human Rights Award for Children's Literature. 

In addition to being an author, Johnson is vice provost at the University of Oregon where she maintains engagement in various organizations while also mentoring Black student leaders. She holds degrees from the University of Oregon and the University of Maryland, College Park.

Johnson will share about her book, writing process and more. Her books may be purchased from The Bookies and will include an author-signed bookplate.

Note: This event format will be a conversation between the audience and author Kim Johnson, guided by your questions. Submit up to five questions before the event to help us craft a conversation around what you'd most like to hear the author discuss.

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Literature & Writing
Suitable for:
Teens (12–18)
Black History Month
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