ALTOONA, Pa. — As part of Penn State Altoona’s Distinguished Speaker Series and the African American Read-In, Nic Stone will offer a presentation at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 20, in the Slep Student Center. The free event is open to the public.
Stone, an American author of young adult and middle-grade fiction, is best known for her debut novel “Dear Martin” and her middle grade debut, “Clean Getaway.”
Stone was born and raised in a suburb of Atlanta, Georgia. After graduating from Spelman College with a degree in psychology, she worked extensively in teen mentoring and lived in Israel for a few years before returning to the U.S. to write full-time. Growing up with a wide range of cultures, religions, and backgrounds, Stone strives to bring these diverse voices and stories to her work.
Aside from fiction, Stone also writes essays, and her short fiction has appeared in multiple anthologies. In February 2022, Stone presented the six-episode Marvel and Sirius XM podcast “The History of Marvel Comics: Black Panther.”
The event is sponsored in part by the Penn State African American Read-In, the Sarah Simonton Fund, the John and Ann Wolf Speaker Series, the Marjorie Wolf Kuhn Fund, and the Penn State Altoona Student Initiated Fee.