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Christina Asquith was born in New York City and was educated at Boston University and the London School of Economics. A journalist for more than a decade, she has written for The New York Times, The Economist, The Christian Science Monitor, and The Guardian, and she was a staff writer at The Philadelphia Inquirer. She lives with her husband and their daughter in Burlington, Vermont.


In the book [Malcolm Little] is an 18-year-old sandwich vendor on the Yankee Clipper train, which he was in real life, and is on his way to Harlem for the first time, and he is going to try to make his way in the big city.

- Kevin Baker
Striver's Row


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