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"Calling My Name" by Debut Author Liara Tamani

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Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Taja Brown is a student not unlike most teens whose lives unfold with questions, doubts, and dreams. The character resonates with young adult readers because like Taja, they, too, wonder about their place in the world. As Taja comes to life on the pages of "Calling My Name," she seeks comfort and confidence while facing down occasional self-doubt. Meet author Liara Tamani whose book will be read and discussed Thursday, February 1 at the Langston Hughes House, 20 East 127th Street. For ticket information about this event, contact Bank Street Book Store is a sponsor of this event.

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ISBN: 9780062656865
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Greenwillow Books - October 24th, 2017

Authors Renee Watson and Ilyasah Shabazz Present "Betty Before X"

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Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Join a creative conversation with author Renee Watson and activist Ilyasah Shabazz, daughter of Betty Shabazz and Malcolm X, about their book collaboration "Betty Before X." The story is a fictional account of Ilyasah's mother's life, especially the growing awareness of racism that leads to her interest in community organizing. This event, sponsored by the I, Too, Arts Collective, takes place Thursday, February 8 at 7:00 p.m. at the Langston Hughes House, 20 East 127th Street. Ticket price is $30.00, which includes a copy of "Betty Before X." For ticket information, visit

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ISBN: 9780374306106
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - January 2nd, 2018


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