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Kristal Brent Zook: Autistic Teen’s Mom Searches for Peace


Kristal Brent Zook, PhD is associate professor and director of the Master of Arts program in Journalism in the Department of Journalism, Media Studies and Public Relations in the Lawrence Herbert School of Communication.

In this article, Professor Zook talks with Vanessa Fontaine, mother of Avonte Oquendo, the missing Queens, NY teen with autism whose remains were found in January after an exhaustive three month search.

“After Avonte: One Mother’s Search for Answers and Peace” — Essence magazine, April 201 4


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