Wayétu Moore

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Wayétu Moore

Wayétu Moore’s debut novel, She Would Be King, will be released by Graywolf Press in September, 2018. Moore is the founder of One Moore Book, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that encourages reading among children of countries with low literacy rates and underrepresented cultures by publishing culturally relevant books that speak to their truths, and by creating bookstores and reading corners that serve their communities. Her first bookstore opened in Monrovia, Liberia in 2015.Her writing can be found in Guernica Magazine, The Rumpus, The Atlantic Magazine and other publications.  She has been featured in The Economist Magazine, NPR, NBC, BET and ABC, among others, for her work in advocacy for diversity in children’s literature. Moore is currently a Margaret Mead Fellow at Columbia University Teachers College, is an Africana Studies lecturer at City University of New York’s John Jay College and lives in Brooklyn, NY.