Chandra Prasad

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Creative writing, editing, teaching, diversity in literature, public speaking, environmental sustainability, advocacy, and social justice.

Brief biography: 

Chandra Prasad is the author of the young adult novels Mercury Boys, a 2022 Connecticut Book Award finalist,  and Damselfly, a racially diverse, female-driven survival tale published by Scholastic.  Damselfly is used widely in schools as a modern parallel text with the Lord of the Flies.  Her general fiction titles include On Borrowed Wings, another Connecticut Book Award finalist; Death of a Circus, which Booklist calls “richly textured and packed with glamour and grit;” and Breathe the Sky, a fictionalized account of Amelia Earhart’s last days. Prasad is the editor of—and a contributor to—the W.W. Norton anthology Mixed, the first-ever collection of short stories on the multiracial experience. Her shorter works have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, The Week, Teen Voices, School Library Journal, and in literary, arts, and poetry journals. Prasad is a frequent guest speaker on podcasts and at high schools, universities, and literary conferences. She is also a contributor to New Haven Noir, an anthology edited by Amy Bloom.

Areas for involvement with Morse students: 
Academic advising for first-year students
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