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Rio Cortez

Rio Cortez is the author of the author of Golden Ax (Penguin, 2022); I Have Learned to Define a Field as a Space Between Mountains (Jai Alai Books, 2015); and The ABCs of Black History (Workman, 2020). Born and raised in Salt Lake City, she now lives, writes, and works in Harlem at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.

Rio Cortez
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