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AMY DuBOIS BARNETT is an award-winning journalist, fiction writer and television commentator. When she rose to the top of Teen People’s masthead, Amy became the first African-American woman in the country to head a major mainstream magazine. Before that, she was the editor-in-chief and driving force behind Honey magazine. Amy has also been a weekly pop-culture commentator on CNN’s American Morning, a regular panelist on NPR’s News and Notes and has been featured on numerous national television shows including The Today Show, Good Morning America, and The Early Show. She continues to make frequent television and radio appearances as an expert on pop culture, professional development, social issues and teens. In addition, she is a motivational speaker at educational and professional organizations across the country. Amy received her B.A. from Brown University and an M.F.A. in creative writing from Columbia University. She lives in New York City with her husband and son.
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