Book World Editor Steven Levingston is the nonfiction editor of The Washington Post. He is author of "Barack and Joe: The Making of an Extraordinary Partnership", "Kennedy and King: The President, the Pastor, and the Battle over Civil Rights", “Little Demon in the City of Light: A True Story of Murder and Mesmerism in Belle Époque Paris” and “The Kennedy Baby: The Loss that Transformed JFK.”
He has worked for the Wall Street Journal, the International Herald Tribune, the Associated Press and the China Daily, with stints in Beijing, Hong Kong and Paris. He grew up in California and graduated from the University of California at Berkeley and Stanford University.
The Florida teens pressuring elected officials for gun control after a mass shooting that killed 17 people at their high school are following in the footsteps of the hundreds of kids in Birmingham, Ala., who risked their lives to protest segregation in 1963.