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11 Authors You MUST Read Before College

By Beth Mishler Feb 5, 2013

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Danzy Senna

This little-known writer of the brilliant and acclaimed Caucasia tackles tough topics like race and gender roles with both keen insight and crackling prose—she’s a modern day Toni Morrison, if you will. If you fancy writers with unique voices, Danzy will dazzle. Caucasia, the complex story of a young biracial girl growing up in the 1960s with crazy activist parents, and her first short story collection, You Are Free, are both prime examples of what “otherness” feels like and is defined as culturally

Tags: college, literature, stephen king, reviews, books-and-comics, toni morrison

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About the Author
Beth Mishler

Beth Mishler is a writer, producer, and pop culture connoisseur who has a weakness for the Whedonverse and all things sci-fi. Originally from Madison, Wisconsin, Beth currently lives in The Plains, Ohio, where she freelances, makes documentaries, and watches a kazillion hours of TV per week while anxiously awaiting the release of George R.R. Martin's next novel.

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