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Kim Johnson

Author     Speaker     Educator     Activist 

Kim Johnson held leadership positions in social justice organizations as a teen and in college, and is now an author and vice provost at the University of Oregon. She maintains engagement in various organizations while also mentoring Black student leaders and serving as a graduate advisor and member of a historically Black sorority. 

 

This Is My America is her bestselling novel that explores racial injustice against innocent Black men who are criminally sentenced and the families left behind to pick up the pieces. She is an award-winning novelist, with 2021 accolades that include the Pacific Northwest Book Award and Malka Penn Human Rights Award for Children's Literature. 

 

She holds degrees from the University of Oregon and the University of Maryland, College Park.

(Photo credit JBoy Photography)

 

REPRESENTATION

Author Appearances

Lisa McClatchy,

Penguin Random House 

Publicity-Related Inquiries

Kathie Dunn

Penguin Random House

Rights Inquiries

Jennifer March Soloway

Andrea Brown Literary Agency

Film & TV-Related Inquiries

Mary Pender

United Talent Agency