Left of Black | Black Girl Magic in Young Adult Speculative Fiction with Ebony Elizabeth Thomas

Who were your favorite fictional characters growing up and how were the boundaries of your imagination set as a child? Dr. Ebony Elizabeth Thomas joined Left of Black host Mark Anthony Neal to delve into the booming field of young adult speculative fiction and how Black characters have been written into contemporary literature through her new book, The Dark Fantastic: Race and the Imagination from Harry Potter to The Hunger Games (NYU Press). Dr. Thomas is Associate Professor of Literacy, Culture & International Education at the University of Pennsylvania. Learn more about Left of Black: https://fhi.duke.edu/programs/left-black