Posted on 08/21/2018 at 08:08 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

A notable children’s author has also become the first black writer for the TV show Doctor Who.

Malorie Blackman, a former Children’s Laureate who has written over sixty novels for kids and young adults, was confirmed as one of this season’s writers on Monday.

Her participation is a first for the show, but it’s not a first for her — Blackman was among the authors asked to write their own books about the time-traveling Time Lord for a fiftieth anniversary celebration.

You can listen to her talk about her contribution to that project, The Ripple Effect, on her website.

The eleventh season of this particular Doctor Who series, which airs this fall, will also portray the Time Lord as a woman for the first time.

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