Behind Books for Urban Students, an Unlikely Author

NYT – “Over the last decade, the Bluford series — a collection of 18 books about life at the fictional Bluford High School, written by a white man from the New Jersey suburbs of Philadelphia — has captivated its target audience: black and Latino urban middle and high school students who are struggling readers. The three latest installments were published in January, and two more are expected in the fall.”

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