The following selected questions and answers have been taken from AuthorLink: Authors and Readers Magazine. The interview includes questions about Joy’s inspiration behind A Tangled Mercy; why she, as a white woman, writes about racial injustices; how she has seen the power of stories in breaking down walls during student discussions; her decision to include the Emanuel AME shooting in her story; one teacher’s kindness that changed her world, and more. Click here to listen to the complete audio interview conducted by Doris Booth. If you would like to download a copy of the questions asked in this interview, click the image below.
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