Episode 5: J. Albert Mann


In the fifth episode of Truer Words, we focus on the challenges of writing historical biographical fiction.

Then we talk to author J. Albert Mann! Jen is the author of the new YA biographical historical fiction WHAT EVERY GIRL SHOULD KNOW, about the early life of Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger. She is also the author of the Sunny Sweet middle grade series and another historical novel, Scar.

Find Jen on Twitter: @jenannmann and Instagram: @jenniferannmann. Her website is JAlbertMann.com.  

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Show Notes:

Books, movies, TV, specials, and other media or institutions mentioned include:

Scar by J. Albert Mann

Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker by Patricia Hruby Powell

The Autobiography of Margaret Sanger

My Fight for Birth Control by Margaret Sanger

Woman of Valor by Ellen Chesler

Other books by Margaret Sanger

Planned Parenthood

Racism, Birth Control, and Reproductive Rights by Angela Davis

Surprise! The ERA is back!

Jennifer K. Mann

People I Want to Punch in the Throat by Jen Mann

Highlights Magazine

Kerry Sparks, literary agent

Kirby Larson

Unpresidented by Martha Brockenbrough

Eugene V. Debs

Heartland by Sarah Smarsh

Just As I Thought by Grace Paley

Monica Hesse

Ruta Sepetys

Amanda West Lewis

Rachel Syme on Twitter

Rage Becomes Her by Soraya Chemaly

Eloquent Rage by Dr. Brittney Cooper

Good and Mad by Rebecca Traister

My Life As a Goddess by Guy Branum

We Need Diverse Books

Ellen Oh

Kathryn Benson