This is the Author | Bryan Stevenson, Torrey Maldonado, and Heather Won Tesoriero

In this episode of This is the Author meet Bryan Stevenson, author of Just Mercy, Torrey Maldonado, author of Tight, and Heather Won Tesoriero, author of The Class. Hear how these authors are redefining what it means to be a superhero– whether it’s by standing up for America’s youth in underrepresented communities, writing stories that speak to the superhero in all young people, or introducing us to a superhero science teacher and his awe-inspiring students. Plus, discover how one author would use a time machine to find one of his dream narrators.

Learn more about their audiobooks:

Just Mercy (Adapted for Young Adults)

In this young adult adaptation of the acclaimed bestselling Just Mercy, Bryan Stevenson delves deep into the broken U.S. justice system, detailing from his personal experience his many challenges and efforts as a lawyer and social advocate

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Tight

Bryan loves reading comics, drawing superheroes, and hanging out with no drama. But now Bryan’s friend Mike pressures him with ideas of fun that are crazy risky. Which way will he go, especially when his dad tells him it’s better to be hard and feared than liked?

Listen to an excerpt TIGHT

The Class

An unforgettable year in the life of a visionary high school science teacher and his award-winning students, as they try to get into college, land a date for the prom . . . and possibly change the world.

Listen to an excerpt THE CLASS

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