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Linda Kleinbub

LINDA KLEINBUB is a mentor at Girls Write Now, an organization that works with at-risk high school girls who have a passion for writing. Her work has appeared in The New York Observer, Our Town `Downtown, Front Porch Commons, and The Best American Poetry Blog.

In Conversation

RENÉE WATSON with Linda Kleinbub

In her captivating debut novel This Side of Home (Bloomsbury Publishing), Renée Watson explores the complications that arise when a neighborhood is transformed from lower middle class to hipster. Portland twin sisters Maya and Nikki share everything from friends to dreams of attending a historical African-American college, yet in their high school senior year their black Oregon town sees rents rising and chic coffee shops and boutiques emerging.

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The Brooklyn Rail

JUL-AUG 2020

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