Eve Ewing

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#ColorlinesReads: 6 Books That Complicate the Idea of 'Independence'

In lieu of celebrating “Independence Day,” we present a selection of titles that explore the idea of liberation via the lives, poetry, history and art of people of color.

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READ: Eve Ewing's Work Examines Black Chicago's 'Ghosts' and Heroes

The scholar and author discusses her new book, “Ghosts in the Schoolyard: Racism and School Closings on Chicago’s South Side,” and the Riri Williams comic series for Marvel.

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Eve Ewing Tells Superhero Riri Williams' Story in Marvel's 'Ironheart'

The writer draws on her Chicago expertise to pen the series about the brilliant Black teenage girl who takes up Iron Man’s mantle.