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"Aptly discusses matters of civil disobedience and social justice—including police brutality and voter suppression—without sacrificing the delicate, lighthearted relationship at the story’s center."
 —Publishers Weekly, starred review


"A warmly entertaining story at the nexus of teen relationships and activism."
—Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"A feat of storytelling."

—Booklist, starred review 


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Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
Sat, Apr 18
University of Southern California
Apr 18, 9:00 AM – Apr 19, 5:00 PM
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90007, USA
Launch event for Marcy Cecilia Jackson's Sparrow (in conversation)
Thu, Apr 16
Vroman's Bookstore
Apr 16, 7:00 PM
Vroman's Bookstore, 695 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91101, USA
Book reading and signing for The Only Black Girls in Town
Tue, Mar 31
Books of Wonder
Mar 31, 6:00 PM
Books of Wonder, 217 W 84th St, New York, NY 10024, USA
In conversation with Karyn Parsons
Book reading and signing for The Only Black Girls in Town
Mon, Mar 30
Loyalty Books
Mar 30, 5:00 PM
Loyalty Books, 823 Ellsworth Dr, Silver Spring, MD 20910, USA
In conversation with Bookstagrammer Spines and Vines
Book reading and signing for The Only Black Girls in Town
Sun, Mar 29
East City Bookshop
Mar 29, 5:00 PM
East City Bookshop, 645 Pennsylvania Ave SE #100, Washington, DC 20003, USA
In conversation with Leah Henderson
Book reading and signing for The Only Black Girls in Town
Thu, Mar 26
Brazos Bookstore
Mar 26, 6:30 PM
Brazos Bookstore, 2421 Bissonnet St, Houston, TX 77005, USA
In conversation with Liara Tamani
The Only Black Girls in Town launch party
Sat, Mar 21
Skylight Books
Mar 21, 3:00 PM
Skylight Books, 1818 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027, USA
In conversation with Nina LaCour
Children's Literature Festival
Sun, Mar 15
University of Central Missouri
Mar 15, 12:30 PM – Mar 17, 4:00 PM
University of Central Missouri, 108 W South St, Warrensburg, MO 64093, USA
Tucson Festival of Books
Sat, Mar 14
The University of Arizona
Mar 14, 11:30 AM
The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721, USA
BAM! Book Festival
Sat, Mar 07
West Palm Beach, FL, USA
Mar 07, 10:00 AM
West Palm Beach, FL, USA
Winter Institute
Wed, Jan 22
Hilton Baltimore Inner Harbor
Jan 22, 10:00 AM – Jan 23, 7:00 PM
Hilton Baltimore Inner Harbor, 401 W Pratt St, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
Feminism and Children's Literature Symposium
Mon, Nov 25
Eastern Shore Regional Library
Nov 25, 2019, 9:00 AM
Eastern Shore Regional Library, 31901 Tri-County Way #116, Salisbury, MD 21804, USA
With Elana K. Arnold, Tracey Baptiste, Sharee Miller, and Aida Salazar
NCTE Annual Convention
Thu, Nov 21
Convention Center
Nov 21, 2019, 9:00 AM – Nov 24, 2019, 5:00 PM
Convention Center, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
FAME Conference
Wed, Nov 06
Rosen Centre Hotel
Nov 06, 2019, 10:00 AM – Nov 08, 2019, 5:00 PM
Rosen Centre Hotel, 9840 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819, USA
Boston Book Festival
Sat, Oct 19
Boston Public Library
Oct 19, 2019, 10:00 AM
Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116, USA
Texas Teen Book Festival
Sat, Oct 12
Southwestern University
Oct 12, 2019, 10:00 AM
Southwestern University, 1001 E University Ave, Georgetown, TX 78626, USA
In conversation with Maika + Maritza Moulite for Dear Haiti, Love Alaine
Fri, Sep 13
Vroman's Bookstore
Sep 13, 2019, 7:00 PM
Vroman's Bookstore, 695 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91101, USA
With authors Lilliam Rivera and Dana L. Davis
The Revolution of Birdie Randolph Book Launch
Wed, Sep 04
Skylight Books
Sep 04, 2019, 7:30 PM PDT
Skylight Books, 1814 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027, USA
With Jade Chang
SCBWI Annual Conference
Sun, Aug 11
JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE
Aug 11, 2019, 2:45 PM – 3:45 PM
JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE, JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE, 900 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015, USA
Hosting the Survival Skills for Novelists: Real Life Strategies Workshop with Elana K. Arnold
Los Angeles Public Library Summer Author Program
Mon, Aug 05
Washington Irving Branch Library
Aug 05, 2019, 4:00 PM PDT
Washington Irving Branch Library, 4117 W Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90018, USA
Los Angeles Public Library Summer Author Program
Thu, Aug 01
Atwater Village Branch Library
Aug 01, 2019, 4:00 PM PDT
Atwater Village Branch Library, 3618 Revere Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90039, USA


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