“For all the emphasis we have on testing, for young people to read an entire book and discuss it with an author is a really special experience for the author, as well as the young people. When I was in school we didn't have anything like this.” Marita Golden, 2018 NBF Visiting Author
Marita Golden is the author of more than a dozen works of fiction and nonfiction. Her books include After, Migrations of the Heart, Saving Our Sons, and Don’t Play in the Sun. She is the founder of the Hurston/Wright Foundation, an organization that supports African American writers. She lives in Mitchellville, Maryland.