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Talk & Signing: Jewell Parker Rhodes

May 16 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for a very special talk and signing with award-winning author, Jewell Parker Rhodes. Jewell will discuss her new mid-grade book, Ghost Boys, followed by q&a and book signing. Free; no tickets required.

About Ghost Boys:

Twelve-year-old Jerome is shot by a police officer who mistakes his toy gun for a real threat. As a ghost, he observes the devastation that’s been unleashed on his family and community in the wake of what they see as an unjust and brutal killing.

Soon Jerome meets another ghost: Emmett Till, a boy from a very different time but similar circumstances. Emmett helps Jerome process what has happened, on a journey towards recognizing how historical racism may have led to the events that ended his life. Jerome also meets Sarah, the daughter of the police officer, who grapples with her father’s actions.

Once again Jewell Parker Rhodes deftly weaves historical and socio-political layers into a gripping and poignant story about how children and families face the complexities of today’s world, and how one boy grows to understand American blackness in the aftermath of his own death.

About Jewell Parker Rhodes:

Jewell Parker Rhodes has always loved reading and writing stories. Born and raised in Manchester, a largely African-American neighborhood on the North Side of Pittsburgh, she was a voracious reader as a child. She began college as a dance major, but when she discovered there were novels by African Americans, for African Americans, she knew she wanted to be an author. She wrote six novels for adults, two writing guides, and a memoir, but writing for children remained her dream.

Now Jewell has published five children’s books: the Louisiana Girls Trilogy of Ninth WardSugar, and Bayou MagicTowers Falling; and most recently the #1 Kids’ Indie Next Pick Ghost Boys. When she’s not writing, she’s visiting schools to talk about her books with the kids who read them, or teaching writing at Arizona State University, where she is the Piper Endowed Chair and Founding Artistic Director of the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing.

Details

Date:
May 16
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Event Categories:
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Venue

C. Burr Artz Library
110 E Patrick St
Frederick, MD 21701 United States
Phone:
3016319300

Curious Iguana

12 North Market Street
Frederick, MD 21701
Phone: 301-695-2500
Email: info@curiousiguana.com

Hours

Monday-Wednesday: 10 am-7 pm
Thursday-Friday: 10 am-8 pm
Saturday: 10 am-9 pm
Sunday: 11 am-6 pm

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