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Video Premiere: Creators IRL (Part 3): Identity

Today’s video is a little different. Normally when folks ask if I’ll post stuff and it’s video related it’s either a book trailer or, on occasion, a video that supports a Kickstarter of some sort. Penguin (with whom I have published a book in the past) reached out and asked if I had any interest in posting the third “Creators IRL” video. To which I replied, “What the heck is ‘Creators IRL’?”.

The answer is that it’s a series Penguin created to “offer a safe space for conversations, questions, revelations, and reflections between readers and some of their favorite creators. Featuring candid discussion from some of the book community’s most beloved creators, each video will center on a particular topic and explore how that topic has influenced the creator’s life and career.” The first video touched on the topic On What It Means to Be An American. The second, On Traditions.

So today, I’m premiering the third video in the series. Its focus? “Identity”. Featuring authors Atia Abawi, Renee Ahdieh, Pablo Cartaya, Veera Hiranandani, and Tochi Onyebuchi, I like it. It’s well done.

Here, see what I mean:

Thanks to Kaitlin Kneafsey and the people at Penguin for reaching out.

About Elizabeth Bird

Elizabeth Bird is currently the Collection Development Manager of the Evanston Public Library system and a former Materials Specialist for New York Public Library. She has served on Newbery, written for Horn Book, and has done other lovely little things that she'd love to tell you about but that she's sure you'd find more interesting to hear of in person. Her opinions are her own and do not reflect those of EPL, SLJ, or any of the other acronyms you might be able to name. Follow her on Twitter: @fuseeight.


  1. I enjoyed each of these. Thanks for sharing them with us.