Tag: racial injustice

Dr. Yusef Salaam (of The Central Park Five) and National Book Award Finalist Ibi Zoboi Introduce PUNCHING THE AIR, a Powerful New YA Novel about Racial Injustice

Ric Speaks with the Authors about the Story of Racial Violenceand Wrongful Imprisonment, Inspired by Dr. Salaam’sExperience as a Member of the Central Park FiveIn 1989, Dr. Yusef Salaam was just fifteen years old when he was tried and convicted in the “Central Park Jogger Case” along with four other Black and Latino boys. The Central Park […]

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