Ebony Elizabeth Thomas

Ebony Elizabeth Thomas is widely renowned for her expertise and work related to race issues, especially surrounding race and representation in children’s and young adult literature. She has been regularly interviewed about these issues by many top media outlets, including MSNBC, BBC, The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and The Chicago Tribune. She is a professor at the University of Michigan, and the author of multiple bestselling books, including her latest: The Dark Fantastic: Race and the Imagination from Harry Potter to the Hunger Games.

Ebony Elizabeth Thomas on Gen Jones:
Ebony has made several public comments about Generation Jones. For example, in July 2022 she tweeted to her over 50,000 Twitter followers: “Shout out to Generation Jones and our 1960s-born Gen X elders, who got to enjoy the end of it before last call…” In October 2022, she wrote: “Coda: Generation Jones (young Boomers, 60s kids turning 60 in the 2020s aren’t Gen X. For me, the Boomer / Gen X hinge is whether you have much memory of the 1960s. Our earliest cohort, 1965, turned 5 in 1970. Until the 2000s, “if you weren’t around in the 1960s” was HUGE…”  In December 2022 she tweeted about an old Hanna-Barbera TV Series: “This is a Generation Jones / Generation X / veeeeery ancient Millennial Tweet. You’re welcome!”

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