Black & Published

The College Come Up with Kristen R. Lee

May 24, 2022 Nikesha Elise Williams / Kristen R. Lee Season 2 Episode 19
Black & Published
The College Come Up with Kristen R. Lee
Show Notes

On this episode of Black & Published, Nikesha speaks with Kristen R. Lee author of the YA novel, Required Reading for the Disenfranchised Freshman.  A novel she began as a way to process her undergraduate experience at MTSU. The novel focuses on systemic racism and Black culture. As a Memphis native, Kristen writes stories that reflect her upbringing. 



Episode Notes
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On this episode of Black & Published, Nikesha speaks with Kristen R. Lee author of the YA novel, Required Reading for the Disenfranchised Freshman.  A novel she began as a way to process her undergraduate experience at MTSU. The novel focuses on systemic racism and Black culture. As a Memphis native, Kristen writes stories that reflect her upbringing. 

During the conversation, Kristen discusses coming from South Memphis and why she and her family felt college was her only chance. How she stumbled into a life of her dreams that allowed her to put her pursuit of her Masters in Social Work on hold. Kristen also discusses the impact of student debt, race, and class and how that's influencing her fiction. 

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