An award-winning jazz musician, McBride is the author of The New York Times bestseller, The Color of Water, a memoir that has become a modern classic. The book was adapted into the film Miracle at St. Anna.
Hailed as “one of the most insightful writers of our time,” Gish Jen balances analysis with storytelling. She brings brilliance, wit and warmth to pressing questions of culture, identity, and globalization.
When Kareem Abdul-Jabbar left the NBA in 1989 at age 42, no player had ever scored more points, blocked more shots, won more MVP Awards or logged more seasons; but his most important triumph was beating cancer.
Wade Davis is a thought leader, advocate, writer, and educator on gender, race and orientation equality. Davis played for three NFL teams before consulting for them to ensure that LGBT athletes have a safe space.
An award-winning blogger, Michelle B. Taylor (“Feminista Jones”) is the Director of Community Partnerships and Strategy for North10, Philadelphia, an organization invested in neighborhood revitalization of people residing in North Philadelphia.