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Our Mentors

Lane Clarke
This 2021, Lane Clarke is mentoring Young Adult
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Lane Clarke
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Lane Clarke grew up in Richmond, Virginia, where she hung out with her grandma at IHOP every Tuesday night and attended $3 movie nights at the Byrd Theater. Lane has been in love with books since the age of two. Her stories feature Black, big-hearted teenagers with self-doubts and big dreams, who—with a little laughter and good friends—can accomplish anything. She eats dessert before dinner and can usually be found rewatching A Different World and Ted Lasso. She currently lives in Northern Virginia with her partner and two fur babies (Pickles and Pax). She works as an attorney in Washington, D.C.

Pete Knapp
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Favorite Books

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo
The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett
The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty
Atonement by Ian McEwan
Red, White, and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

Years Mentored
2020, 2021
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