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Episode 2
August 20, 2021

The ABCs of Black History: An Interview with New York Times Bestselling Author Rio Cortez

Rio Cortez is the New York Times bestselling author of The ABCs of Black History (Workman, 2020) and I Have Learned to Define a Field as a Space Between Mountains (Jai Alai Books, 2015). Born and raised in Salt Lake City, she now lives, writes, and works in Harlem.

Letter by letter, The ABCs of Black History celebrates a story that spans continents and centuries, triumph and heartbreak, creativity and joy.

To learn more about Rio please visit her website at

Books mentioned in this episode:

The ABCs of Black History