Junot Diaz In Contrast
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Junot Diaz was born in the Dominican Republic and raised in New Jersey. His novel, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize. Diaz is also the author of Drown and This is How You Lose Her. His most recent book is Islandborn, a children’s book about immigration.

Ronen Bergman In Contrast
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Ronen Bergman is an Israeli journalist and author of Rise and Kill First, the Secret History of Israel’s Targeted Assassinations.

In Contrast Min Jin Lee
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Min Jin Lee immigrated from South Korea to New York as a child. She is the author of both fiction and nonfiction including two novels, Free Food for Millionaires and Pachinko which was nominated for a National Book Award in 2017.

Sonya Clark In Contrast
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Sonya Clark is a fiber artist known for using a variety of materials in her work including human hair to explore issues of race, culture, class and history.

Masha Gessen In Contrast
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Masha Gessen is a contributor to The New Yorker and is the author of nine books including The Future is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia, winner of a National Book Award in 2017, and The Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin.