Cynthia Levinson is the author of numerous nonfiction articles and short stories for young people. She also conducts writing workshops and presentations both for children and for adults looking to write for children. Her first full-length book, We’ve Got a Job: The 1963 Birmingham Children’s March, is a finalist for the YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Award. It tells the amazing story of the 4,000 black children who participated in organized non-violent protests in Birmingham, Alabama, when many of the adults of the city were too poorly organized or committed to do so. Cynthia was kind enough to answer a few questions by email.
You’ve written numerous magazine articles and short fiction, but this is your first full-length book. Why now? Why this book?
I love this question because it asks, in effect, “What took you so long?!” Continue reading An Interview with Cynthia Levinson