Becoming Lauren Mims and Award-winning Biographer, Kate Buford—5.4.19

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Kate Buford and Lauren Mims 

We welcome back Educational Psychologist Dr. Lauren Mims to discuss Black Girl Magic and her plans to turn Michelle Obama's book Becoming into a curriculum to empower Black girls, and much more. Mims studies how social environments influence how Black girls learn, interact, and define their identities in early adolescence. She was formerly the Assistant Director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans during the Obama Administration.

And we spoke with award-winning author Kate Buford about how she won over Burt Lancaster's family so she could write about the "6 foot tall bundle of contradictory impulses," and turn it into a New York Times best-seller. She also wrote the important award-winning biography of Jim Thorpe, Native American Son: The Life and Sporting Legend of Jim Thorpe. Kate is co-founder and partner of Biography by Design, creating custom biographies for anyone, showing how people and organizations create, live and shape their world.

Lauren Mims
Kate Buford
Biography By Design
Native American Son: The Life and Sporting Legend of Jim Thorpe
Burt Lancaster: An American Life

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