Cover Photo: Movie poster via Alloy Entertainment/Bankable Productions
Movie poster via Alloy Entertainment/Bankable Productions

All That Glitters: On The Clique Novels and My First Lessons in White Privilege

While kids my age were falling in love with the fantastical, I did not. I wanted to read about rich white girls behaving badly.

Zakiya N. Jamal was born in Queens, raised in Long Island, and currently resides in Brooklyn. In other words, she’s a New Yorker through and through. She holds a BA in English from Georgetown University and a MFA in Creative Writing with a concentration in Writing for Children and Young Adults from The New School. She currently works at Scholastic as the Senior Manager of Social Media and has been published in Romper, BuzzFeed, People.com, Thought Catalog, and more. She’s also a contributor in the Latinx anthology, Wild Tongues Can’t Be Tamed, on sale now!