Joshunda Sanders, guest commentator and board member for ABC-CLIO's The African American Experience database, has been published by TIME magazine for her book review of Red at the Bone, by Jacqueline Woodson. Woodson is a bestselling author of more than two dozen novels for young adults. In 2014, Woodson won the National Book Award for her middle-grade memoir, Brown Girl Dreaming. You can read Sanders's full review of Woodson's newest book here.
Joshunda Sanders works in the Office of the President at Lehman College and is the author of numerous books and articles. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, the Bellevue Literary Review, Salon, Publishers Weekly, The Week, Kirkus Reviews, and many other outlets. Her most recent work, I Can Write the World (Six Foot Press, 2019), explores the power of storytelling through the eyes of an eight-year-old girl growing up in the Bronx. Sanders has been a writing resident at Hedgebrook and VONA and was selected as a teaching artist for Young Women Empowered in collaboration with Hedgebrook. She has presented and lectured on college campuses across the country including at Old Dominion University, Princeton, Bard, Iona, and Pittsburg State University. She is a proud Bronx native who lives in New York City.