publication date: Thursday, November 14, 2019 (part of Fall 2019)

category: Activism

clue: Since trading in her black professional attire for an orange jumpsuit, she has written a book, inspired a TV series, and advocated for justice reform.

explanation: Kerman wrote Orange is the New Black about her year in prison, which inspired the Netflix TV series. more…

difficulty: easy

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Matthew Preston, Richard Slominsky, and Erik Bates


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