A conversation with Ebony Elizabeth Thomas

Thomas explains the origins of her interest in children’s literature and young adult fiction, as well as what to expect from her new book, ‘The Dark Fantastic.’

Ebony standing along Locust Walk
Ebony Elizabeth Thomas, associate professor of literacy, culture, and international education in the Graduate School of Education.

Welcome to the “office hours” of Ebony Elizabeth Thomas, associate professor of literacy, culture, and international education in the Graduate School of Education. 

Here, in the latest episode of the “Office Hours” podcast series produced by Penn Today, which explores the minds of the University’s academic talents in a more unbuttoned and freewheeling setting outside of the lecture hall, Thomas discusses growing up with limited children’s literature options, where young adult and children’s lit is going today, why she still hasn’t watched “The Wire,” and what she thinks is an overrated virtue. 

A full transcript is available for download here.

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