Pen Name: None
Born: 1957 in Maryville, Tennessee
Email: The author can be emailed through her website.
Gaskins lives in Lindenhurst, Illinois.
Biographical and Professional Information
Gaskins is an award-winning journalist with many years of experience interviewing young people and writing about the issues that concern them, from prejudice and peer pressure to divorce and drug use. She was Senior Editor for Scholastic Choices, an educational magazine for teenagers. What Are You? Voices of Mixed Race Young People is her first book. It has been named an American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults and a Booklist Editor's Choice.
- What Are You, Voices of Mixed Race Young People, Henry Holt & Co., Inc., 1999
- I Believe In...Christian, Jewish, and Muslim Young People Speak About Their Faith, Cricket
Titles for Purchase and at Your Library
What Are You?: Voices of Mixed-Race Young People
Release Date: 1999-06-15
I Believe In...Christian, Jewish, and Muslim Young People Speak About Their Faith
Release Date: 2004-05-28
American Library Association Best Books for Young Adults, IRA Notable Books for a Global Society Booklist Editors’ Choice, Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People, Bank Street College of Education Best Children’s Book, Books for the Teen Age, New York Public Library, South Carolina Young Adult Book Award nominee for What are You?
Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances
Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)
In her presentations, Pearl discusses the multiracial experience, the development of racial identity, and how young people experience and cope with racism. Presentations are customized for audiences, which include middle and high school students, college student groups, parenting organizations, and educators.
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