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Katherine Paterson Names ‘Cry, the Beloved Country’ as a Source of Inspiration

The former National Ambassador of Young People’s Literature feels that this title was “the most important book of my teenage years as it opened my eyes to the oppression in my own country from which I, as a white person, was exempt.” Several other authors who have shared their inspirational books include Gayle Forman, Marie Lu, and Ally Condie. (Mashable)

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