Black History Month Facebook Live: Kid Reporter Interviews Author Varian Johnson

Royivia Ferguson  //  Feb 22, 2021

Black History Month Facebook Live: Kid Reporter Interviews Author Varian Johnson

On Friday, February 19, twelve-year-old Scholastic Kid Reporter Shane Mukasa interviewed award-winning author Varian Johnson on Facebook Live. During their conversation, they discussed Johnson's writing process, tips for aspiring authors, and why diversity and representation in books matter.

PLUS! Varian, author of The Parker Inheritance and Twins, is this year’s judge for Scholastic Scope’s First-Line Contest. Middle schoolers looking to flex their creative writing muscles are encouraged to apply. Deadline for entries is March 1, 2021. Learn more about the contest here: bit.ly/3apadSk 

You can watch Shane’s interview with Varian Johnson below!