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Tuesday, January 26, 6:00 pm
Story Movements: How Documentaries Empower People and Inspire Social Change Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9780190943424
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Oxford University Press, USA - September 3rd, 2020

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Only a few years after the 2013 Sundance Film Festival premiere of Blackfish - an independent documentary film that critiqued the treatment of orcas in captivity - visits to SeaWorld declined, major corporate sponsors pulled their support, and performing acts canceled appearances. The steady drumbeat of public criticism, negative media coverage, and unrelenting activism became known as the " Blackfish Effect." In 2016, SeaWorld announced a stunning corporate policy change - the end of its profitable orca shows.

In an evolving networked era, social-issue documentaries like Blackfish are art for civic imagination and social critique. Today's documentaries interrogate topics like sexual assault in the U.S. military ( The Invisible War), racial injustice ( 13th), government surveillance ( Citizenfour), and more. Artistic nonfiction films are changing public conversations, influencing media agendas, mobilizing communities, and capturing the attention of policymakers - accessed by expanding audiences in a transforming media marketplace. In Story Movements: How Documentaries Empower People and Inspire Social Change, producer and scholar Caty Borum Chattoo explores how documentaries disrupt dominant cultural narratives through complex, creative, often investigative storytelling. Featuring original interviews with award-winning documentary filmmakers and field leaders, the book reveals the influence and motivations behind the vibrant, eye-opening stories of the contemporary documentary age.

Caty Borum Chattoo is Executive Director of the Center for Media & Social Impact (CMSI), an innovation lab and research center at American University that creates, showcases and studies media designed for social change; and Assistant Professor at the American University School of Communication in Washington, D.C. She is an award-winning documentary producer, scholar, professor and strategist working at the intersection of social change communication, documentary and entertainment storytelling. She is the author of Story Movements: How Documentaries Empower People and Inspire Social Change, published by Oxford University Press (2020). As a documentary producer, her films and TV programs have aired in the U.S. and India. Her creative and scholarly work has been funded by leading global and national philanthropies. Borum Chattoo serves on the Board of Directors of three leading documentary-serving organizations: The Peabody Awards, Kartemquin Films, and Working Films.

Sheila Nevins is Executive Producer of MTV Documentary Films, NYT Bestselling Author (You Don't Look Your Age...and Other Fairy Tales), and past president of HBO Documentary Films. She has produced more than 1,000 documentary films over the span of her career, and she is the recipient of 32 individual Primetime and 33 News and Documentary Emmys, 46 Peabody Awards, and 26 Academy Awards for documentary.  

 

 Marjan Safinia is an Iranian documentary filmmaker whose films examine identity, community and social justice. Most recently, and together with Grace Lee, she produced and directed AND SHE COULD BE NEXT, a two-part documentary series about women of color transforming American politics from the ground up, which debuted as POV’s first ever series in June 2020. Until 2018, Marjan was the longest-serving President of the Board of Directors of the International Documentary Association (and the first woman of color to lead IDA since its founding in 1982.) She currently serves on the Board of Directors of Chicken & Egg Pictures and is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. Marjan is one of five co-hosts of the longest-running online documentary community, The D-Word, and is a regular juror, programmer, speaker and connector of all things documentary.

 

Politics and Prose Live!
Washington, DC 20008
Tuesday, January 26, 8:00 pm
Pictures on the Radio Cover Image
By David Gilkey (By (photographer)), Chip Somodevilla (Editor), Quil Lawrence (Introduction by), Alyda Gilkey (Afterword by)
$50.00
ISBN: 9781576879511
Availability: Backordered
Published: powerHouse Books - January 26th, 2021

Join NPR and Politics and Prose Bookstore to celebrate renowned conflict photojournalist David Gilkey, whose work is compiled in the upcoming book Pictures on the Radio (powerHouse Books, 2021). Gilkey helped bring vivid life to big and small stories with global impact, chronicling pain and beauty in war and conflict. He was killed by the Taliban while on assignment in 2016.

At this virtual event, NPR's Renee Montagne, who traveled extensively with Gilkey, will interview Quil Lawrence and Chip Somodevilla, who edited Pictures on the Radio. All three will share memories and reflect on Gilkey’s photographs and his drive to document the ground truth of America’s wars. They’ll also take questions from audience members like you.

Instead of a set ticket price, we ask that you contribute what you can to support NPR’s virtual events. You can support P&P by purchasing a book from their website. We’re grateful for your support, now and always.

We are committed to hosting events that are accessible to all. Please contact us at nprpresents@npr.org with any accessibility concerns.

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Washington, DC 20008
Wednesday, January 27, 6:00 pm
The Doctors Blackwell: How Two Pioneering Sisters Brought Medicine to Women and Women to Medicine Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780393635546
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - January 19th, 2021

Outlawed Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781635575422
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - January 5th, 2021

In The Doctors Blackwell, Elizabeth Blackwell believed from an early age that she was destined for a mission beyond the scope of "ordinary" womanhood. Though the world at first recoiled at the notion of a woman studying medicine, her intelligence and intensity ultimately won her the acceptance of the male medical establishment. In 1849, she became the first woman in America to receive an M.D. She was soon joined in her iconic achievement by her younger sister, Emily, who was actually the more brilliant physician.

Janice P. Nimura is the winner of a 2017 Public Scholar award from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the author of Daughters of the Samurai: A Journey from East to West and Back, a New York Times Notable Book. She lives in New York City.

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Featuring an irresistibly no-nonsense, courageous, and determined heroine, Outlawed dusts off the myth of the old West and reignites the glimmering promise of the frontier with an entirely new set of feminist stakes. Anna North has crafted a pulse-racing, page-turning saga about the search for hope in the wake of death, and for truth in a climate of small-mindedness and fear.

Anna North is a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop and the author of two previous novels, America Pacifica and The Life and Death of Sophie Stark, which received a Lambda Literary Award in 2016. She has been a writer and editor at Jezebel, BuzzFeed, Salon, and the New York Times, and she is now a senior reporter at Vox. She grew up in Los Angeles and lives in Brooklyn.

Sarah Kliff is an investigative reporter for The New York Times. Her reporting focuses on the American health care system

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Politics and Prose Live!
Washington, DC 20008
Wednesday, January 27, 8:00 pm
Chatter: The Voice in Our Head, Why It Matters, and How to Harness It Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780525575238
Availability: Not On Our Shelves—Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Crown - January 26th, 2021

Special book plates signed by the author are available on a first come, first served basis.

Tell a stranger that you talk to yourself, and you’re likely to get written off as eccentric. But the truth is that we all have a voice in our head. When we talk to ourselves, we often hope to tap into our inner coach, but find our inner critic instead.

In Chatter, acclaimed psychologist Ethan Kross explores the silent conversations we have with ourselves. Interweaving groundbreaking behavioral and brain research from his own lab with real-world case studies—from a pitcher who forgets how to pitch, to a Harvard undergrad negotiating her double life as a spy—Kross explains how these conversations shape our lives, work, and relationships.

Kross will be in conversation with Angela Duckworth, founder and CEO of Character Lab, a nonprofit whose mission is to advance scientific insights that help children thrive. She is also a professor of psychology at the University of Pennsylvania and in 2013 was named a MacArthur Fellow.

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P&P Live!
Washington, DC 20008
Thursday, January 28, 6:00 pm
Ida B. the Queen: The Extraordinary Life and Legacy of Ida B. Wells Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781982129811
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Published: Atria/One Signal Publishers - January 26th, 2021

Journalist. Suffragist. Antilynching crusader. In 1862, Ida B. Wells was born enslaved in Holly Springs, Mississippi. In 2020, she won a Pulitzer Prize.

Ida B. the Queen tells the awe-inspiring story of an inspirational woman who was often overlooked and underestimated—a woman who refused to exit a train car meant for white passengers; a woman brought to light the horrors of lynching in America; a woman who cofounded the NAACP.

Michelle Duster is a writer, speaker, professor, and champion of racial and gender equity. In the last dozen years, she has written, edited, or contributed to eleven books. She cowrote the popular children’s history book, Tate and His Historic Dream; coedited Shifts and Michelle Obama’s Impact on African American Women and Girls; and edited two books that include the writings of her great-grandmother, Ida B. Wells.

Duster will be in conversation with Rebecca Carroll, host of the podcast Come Through with Rebecca Carroll, and a cultural critic at WNYC where she also develops and produces a broad array of multi-platform content, and hosts live event series in The Greene Space. Her book, Surviving the White Gaze, will be published in February.

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P&P Live!
Washington, DC 20008
Thursday, January 28, 7:00 pm
Wings of Ebony Cover Image
By J. Elle
$19.99
ISBN: 9781534470675
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Denene Millner Books/Simon & Schuster Books f - January 26th, 2021

The Sun Is Also a Star Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780553496710
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Published: Ember - March 5th, 2019

A murder. A beloved sister left behind. These tragedies change Rue’s life forever and she is forced to face a father she never knew, a magical homeland she didn’t know existed, and the truth about her own growing power. As much as she is a warrior—fearless, resilient and strong—she is also vulnerable and caring in an unforgiving world. This debut novel weaves contemporary elements of inner-city life and racism into a bold, breathtaking fantasy about Black girl magic and redemption. Written by debut author, J. Elle, Wings of Ebony marks the first YA book in an exciting new imprint, Millner Books, focusing on titles by African American authors and illustrators.

J.Elle is an author and advocate for marginalized voices in both publishing and her community. Born in Houston, Texas, Jess is a first-generation college student with a Bachelor of Journalism and Master of Arts in Educational Administration and Human Development. Her passion for empowering youth dates back before writing to her first career in education. She’s worked as a Preschool Director, Middle School Teacher, and High School Creative Writing Mentor. In her spare time, you’ll find her volunteering at an alternative school, providing feedback for aspiring writers, loving on her three littles, or cooking up some dish true to her Texas and Louisiana roots.

Nicola Yoon is the bestselling author of Everything, Everything and The Sun Is Also a Star. She is a National Book Award finalist, a Michael L. Printz Honor Book recipient and a Coretta Scott King New Talent Award winner. Both her novels have been made into major motion pictures. She grew up in Jamaica and Brooklyn, and lives in Los Angeles with her husband, the novelist David Yoon, and their daughter.

Ages 14 and up

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Politics and Prose Live!
Washington, DC 20008
Thursday, January 28, 8:00 pm
You Are Not American: Citizenship Stripping from Dred Scott to the Dreamers Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780807051429
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Published: Beacon Press - January 26th, 2021

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Over the last two centuries, the US government has revoked citizenship to cast out its unwanted, suppress dissent, and deny civil rights to all considered un-American--whether due to their race, ethnicity, marriage partner, or beliefs. Drawing on the narratives of those who have struggled to be treated as full members of We the People, law professor Amanda Frost exposes a hidden history of discrimination and xenophobia that continues to this day.

The Supreme Court's rejection of Black citizenship in Dred Scott was among the first and most notorious examples of citizenship stripping, but the phenomenon did not end there. Women who married noncitizens, persecuted racial groups, labor leaders, and political activists were all denied their citizenship, and sometimes deported, by a government that wanted to redefine the meaning of American. Today, US citizens living near the southern border are regularly denied passports, thousands are detained and deported by mistake, and the Trump administration is investigating the citizenship of 700,000 naturalized citizens. Even elected leaders such as Barack Obama and Kamala Harris are not immune from false claims that they are not citizens eligible to hold office.

You Are Not American grapples with what it means to be American and the issues surrounding membership, identity, belonging, and exclusion that still occupy and divide the nation in the twenty-first century.

Amanda Frost is a professor of law at American University, and she writes and teaches in the fields of constitutional, immigration, and citizenship law. Her work has been published in numerous academic journals, as well as The Atlantic, the New York Times, The American Prospect, the Washington Post, and Slate.

David Plotz is Editor at Large at Business Insider, where he writes the Insider Today newsletter with Henry Blodget. He also hosts the Slate Political Gabfest, the popular weekly podcast. He is the author of two books, The Genius Factory: The Curious History of the Nobel Prize Sperm Bank and the bestseller Good Book: The Bizarre, Hilarious, Disturbing, Marvelous, and Inspiring Things I Learned When I Read Every Single Word of the Bible.

 

 

Politics and Prose Live!
Washington, DC 20008
Friday, January 29, 7:00 pm
Witches, Witch-Hunting, and Women Cover Image
$14.00
ISBN: 9781629635682
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: PM Press - October 1st, 2018

Silenced by Sound: The Music Meritocracy Myth Cover Image
By Ian Brennan, Tunde Adebimpe (Foreword by)
$20.00
ISBN: 9781629637037
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: PM Press - September 16th, 2019

This intriguing conversation will center around Witch Camp (Ghana), a new music record featuring women throughout northern Ghana who have been accused of witchcraft and banished to “witch camps.” The discussion includes how the phenomenon of witch-hunting persists globally in the modern day, largely driven by forces of capitalism.

Panelists include:

Silvia Federici is a feminist writer, teacher, and activist. In 1972, she cofounded the International Feminist Collective that launched the Wages for Housework campaign. Her books include Witches, Witch-Hunting, and WomenCaliban and the Witch; and most recently, Beyond the Periphery of the Skin, which explores the question: What does “the body” mean, today, as a category of social or political action?

Ian Brennan is a Grammy-winning music producer and the author of four books. He has worked with the likes of John Waters, Merle Haggard, and Green Day, among others. His work has been featured on the front page of the New York Times and on an Emmy-winning 60 Minutes segment. His latest book, Silenced by Sound, delves into his personal story to address the inequity of distribution in the arts.

Marilena Umuhoza Delli is a photographer, author, and filmmaker whose work has been published around the world by the BBC, CNN, NPR, Al Jazeera, VICE, Libération, Rolling Stone, Smithsonian, The New York Times, among others. She produced all of the photos and video for twenty-six albums by international artists in the past decade, and her newest book is Negretta: Baci Razzisti.

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P&P Live!
Washington, DC 20008
Sunday, January 31, 5:00 pm
Nicky & Vera: A Quiet Hero of the Holocaust and the Children He Rescued Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781324015741
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Published: Norton Young Readers - January 26th, 2021

The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain Cover Image
By Peter Sís, Peter Sís (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9780374347017
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - August 21st, 2007

So much of life is built around chance encounters and circumstance. It was an unplanned visit to the National Museum in Prague in 2009 that led author and illustrator Peter Sís to learn about a reluctant hero from WW II who saved 669 Czech children (mostly Jewish) from almost certain death in 1939. Nicholas Winton’s story went unacknowledged for 50 years until he was honored on a BBC show by the grown children he saved. Through Sís’s magnificently detailed and emotional craft, we see the unfolding story of Vera Gissing, one of the children Winton saved. The book’s rich backmatter presents additional information about the humble yet clever man who faced a horrible situation and set about changing it any way he could.

Peter Sís is an internationally acclaimed illustrator, author and filmmaker. Peter is a seven-time winner of The New York Times Book Reviews Best Illustrated Book of the Year, a three-time Caldecott Honor winner, a two-time Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Honoree, and has won the Society of Illustrators Gold Medal twice. In addition, he is the first children’s book illustrator to win the prestigious MacArthur Fellowship. For his "lasting contribution" as a children's illustrator, he received the Hans Christian Andersen Medal in 2012. His books include Starry Messenger: Galileo Galilei, Tibet: Through the Red Box, and The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain. He lives with his family in New York State.

Simon Boughton joined W.W. Norton & Company in 2018 to develop a new children’s and young adult publishing program, Norton Young Readers. While working as publishing director of Alfred A. Knopf and Crown books for Young Readers, he published Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy. In 2000, he started Roaring Brook Press, where his list included the Caldecott Medal winners My Friend Rabbit and The Man Who Walked Between the Towers, as well as books by Lane Smith, Marcus Sedgwick, Steve Sheinkin, and others.

A family event with children ages 5+

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Politics and Prose Live!
Washington, DC 20008
Monday, February 1, 6:00 pm
Women and Leadership: Real Lives, Real Lessons Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9780262045742
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: The MIT Press - February 2nd, 2021

A powerful call to action for achieving equality in leadership.

Women make up fewer than ten per cent of national leaders worldwide, and behind this eye-opening statistic lies a pattern of unequal access to power. Through conversations with some of the world's most powerful and interesting women--including Jacinda Ardern, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Christine Lagarde, Michelle Bachelet, and Theresa May—Women and Leadership explores gender bias and asks why there aren't more women in leadership roles.

Julia Gillard was the 27th Prime Minister of Australia, serving from 2010 to 2013.

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala was Nigeria's Minister of Finance from 2003 to 2006 and from 2011 to 2015, and Foreign Minister in 2006. She was Managing Director of the World Bank from 2007 to 2011, overseeing South Asia, Europe, Central Asia, and Africa. She is the author of Reforming the Unreformable: Lessons from Nigeria.

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Politics and Prose Live!
Washington, DC 20008
Tuesday, February 2, 2:00 pm
Ground Zero Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338245752
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Published: Scholastic Press - February 2nd, 2021

Allies Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338245721
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Published: Scholastic Press - October 15th, 2019

Grenade Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338245691
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Published: Scholastic Press - October 9th, 2018

Refugee Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780545880831
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Published: Scholastic Press - July 25th, 2017

A gripping story unfolds in two timelines in the latest novel from a bestselling author. On September 11, 2001, nine-year-old Brandon goes to work with his dad at the World Trade Center in New York City. When two planes hit the towers, they must try to escape a fiery nightmare as terror and confusion whirl around them. In present-day Afghanistan, eleven-year-old Reshmina dreams of a peaceful world she’s never known. When she ends up harboring a wounded young American soldier, she and her family are put in mortal danger. But Reshmina also learns something surprising about the roots of this endless war. With his trademark skill, Alan Gratz delivers an action-packed and insightful story of two kids whose lives connect in unexpected ways, and reminds us how the past and present are always more linked than we think.

Alan Gratz is the New York Times bestselling author of seventeen novels for young readers, including Refugee, Allies, Grenade, Prisoner B-3087, Projekt 1065, and Ban This Book. His book tours have taken him to countries all over the world, including Brazil, Canada, Indonesia, China, Japan, and Switzerland. He has been a Writer in Residence at Tokyo’s American School in Japan, the James Thurber House in Columbus, Ohio, and the Jakarta Intercultural School in Indonesia. A native of Knoxville, Tennessee he lives in Asheville, North Carolina with his wife and daughter.

Ages 9-12

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Politics and Prose Live!
Washington, DC 20008
Tuesday, February 2, 6:00 pm
The Four Winds: A Novel Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781250178602
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Published: St. Martin's Press - February 2nd, 2021

The first 200 ticket purchasers will receive a signed book with their order (while supplies last).

Texas, 1934. Millions are out of work and a drought has broken the Great Plains. Farmers are fighting to keep their land and their livelihoods as the crops are failing, the water is drying up, and dust threatens to bury them all. One of the darkest periods of the Great Depression, the Dust Bowl era, has arrived with a vengeance.

In this uncertain and dangerous time, Elsa Martinelli—like so many of her neighbors—must make an agonizing choice: fight for the land she loves or go west, to California, in search of a better life. The Four Winds is an indelible portrait of America and the American Dream, as seen through the eyes of one indomitable woman whose courage and sacrifice will come to define a generation.

Hannah will be in conversation with Jess Walter, author of nine books, most recently the national bestseller The Cold Millions and #1 New York Times bestseller, Beautiful Ruins. His work has been published in 32 languages and his short fiction has appeared three times in Best American Short Stories.

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Washington, DC 20008
Tuesday, February 2, 7:00 pm
Ground Zero Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338245752
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Scholastic Press - February 2nd, 2021

Allies Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338245721
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Scholastic Press - October 15th, 2019

Grenade Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338245691
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Scholastic Press - October 9th, 2018

Refugee Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780545880831
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Scholastic Press - July 25th, 2017

I Survived the Attacks of September 11th, 2001 (I Survived #6) Cover Image
By Lauren Tarshis, Scott Dawson (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780545207003
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - July 1st, 2012

I Survived the Nazi Invasion, 1944 (I Survived Graphic Novel #3): A Graphix Book (I Survived Graphic Novels #3) Cover Image
By Lauren Tarshis, Álvaro Sarraseca (Illustrator)
$10.99
ISBN: 9781338666373
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Graphix - February 2nd, 2021

A gripping story unfolds in two timelines in the latest novel from a bestselling author. On September 11, 2001, nine-year-old Brandon goes to work with his dad at the World Trade Center in New York City. When two planes hit the towers, they must try to escape a fiery nightmare as terror and confusion whirl around them. In present-day Afghanistan, eleven-year-old Reshmina dreams of a peaceful world she’s never known. When she ends up harboring a wounded young American soldier, she and her family are put in mortal danger. But Reshmina also learns something surprising about the roots of this endless war. With his trademark skill, Alan Gratz delivers an action-packed and insightful story of two kids whose lives connect in unexpected ways, and reminds us how the past and present are always more linked than we think. 

Alan Gratz is the New York Times bestselling author of seventeen novels for young readers, including RefugeeAlliesGrenadePrisoner B-3087Projekt 1065, and Ban This Book. His book tours have taken him to countries all over the world, including Brazil, Canada, Indonesia, China, Japan, and Switzerland. He has been a Writer in Residence at Tokyo’s American School in Japan, the James Thurber House in Columbus, Ohio, and the Jakarta Intercultural School in Indonesia. A native of Knoxville, Tennessee he lives in Asheville, North Carolina with his wife and daughter. 

Lauren Tarshis is the bestselling author of the I Survived series. She also writes for Scholastic’s Storyworks, a literary magazine for students in grades 3-6. She lives in Connecticut with her husband and four children, surrounded by extended family. She loves hiking, baking cookies, and spending time with friends and family (she met her two best friends when she was eleven years old). 

An ASL interpreter will provide services for this event.

Ages 9-12 

A signed bookplate will come with each purchase of Ground Zero and titles by Lauren Tarshis, while supplies last.

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Politics and Prose Live!
Washington, DC 20008
Tuesday, February 2, 8:00 pm
Black Magic: What Black Leaders Learned from Trauma and Triumph Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781982104221
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Simon & Schuster - February 2nd, 2021

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In Black Magic, Chad tells his own incredible story while also interviewing other Black leaders, scientists, artists, business people, parents, innovators, and champions, to get their take on Black magic. This revelatory book uncovers Black experiences in predominantly white environments while demonstrating the importance of staying true to yourself.

Chad Sanders is a writer, director, actor, and musician based in New York City. Previously, Chad worked at Google and YouTube and as a tech entrepreneur. Chad’s op-ed pieces have appeared in The New York Times, SLAM magazine, and Teen Vogue. Chad is a graduate of Morehouse College. He was born and raised in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Dr. Nicole M. Cooper currently serves as Head of Healthcare Policy at Lyft. In this role, she develops and manages Lyft's national healthcare policy agenda while expanding Lyft's presence in the healthcare sector. Since 2016, Lyft has worked with healthcare organizations across the country to help communities in need — including low-income individuals, the elderly, and people with disabilities — travel to health services, such as dialysis treatment, chemotherapy, and prenatal care.

Abdul Harris: Dulo's work in the acting and comedy arena has captured and compiled a growing social media following trekking in on close to 2 Million supporters across all platforms. Well known for his role as "Tunde" in the viral web series, " African Booty Scratcher" with close to 10 Million streams, Dulo has also made a strong presence on the comedy stage. Hosting events worldwide, including The Hollywood African Prestigious Awards housed at the Alex Theater, alongside Actress Kim Whitley from Next Friday, performing at the Comedy Store for Crack Um Up Thursday as well as The Hollywood Improv. Dulo was also a reoccuring personality on the Wildin' Out segment of The Roland Martin News Show on TV ONE shot in NBC Studios in D.C. Dulo is currently working as an exclusive creator with PRO FOOTBALL NETWORK, (ProFootball.com) the Hub for exclusive NFL, NCAA, CFL Highlights, News and Updates.

Andre McCain is a native of Washington, DC and the founder of HalfSmoke, a modern-day gourmet sausage restaurant in the vibrant Shaw neighborhood of Washington, DC. After working for three of the nation’s top real estate and investment firms, McCain was fueled by his belief that the restaurant business gives one the opportunity to make a profound impact on the lives of thousands of people every single day.

Politics and Prose Live!
Washington, DC 20008
Wednesday, February 3, 6:00 pm
Nobody's Normal: How Culture Created the Stigma of Mental Illness Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780393531640
Availability: Not On Our Shelves—Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - January 26th, 2021

This event is presented in partnership with the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA).

For centuries, scientists and society cast moral judgments on anyone deemed mentally ill, confining many to asylums. In Nobody’s Normal, anthropologist Roy Richard Grinker chronicles the progress and setbacks in the struggle against mental-illness stigma—from the eighteenth century, through America’s major wars, and into today’s high-tech economy.

Grinker infuses the book with the personal history of his family’s four generations of involvement in psychiatry, including his grandfather’s analysis with Sigmund Freud, his own daughter’s experience with autism, and culminating in his research on neurodiversity. Drawing on cutting-edge science, historical archives, and cross-cultural research in Africa and Asia, Grinker takes readers on an international journey to discover the origins of, and variances in, our cultural response to neurodiversity.

Grinker will be in conversation with Kay Redfield Jamison, the Dalio Family Professor in Mood Disorders and a professor of psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She is the author of the national best sellers An Unquiet MindNight Falls Fast, and Touched with Fire, and is the coauthor of the standard medical text on bipolar disorder, Manic-Depressive Illness: Bipolar Disorders and Recurrent Depression.

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P&P Live!
Washington, DC 20008
Thursday, February 4, 12:00 pm
The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks (Young Readers Edition) (ReVisioning History for Young People) Cover Image
By Jeanne Theoharis, Brandy Colbert (Adapted by), Jeanne Theoharis (Adapted by)
$18.95
ISBN: 9780807067574
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Published: Beacon Press - February 2nd, 2021

Rosa Parks is one of the most well-known Americans today, but much of what is known and taught about her is incomplete, distorted, and just plain wrong. Adapted from the original by Jeanne Theoharis and YA author Brandy Colbert, this young readers’ edition of the NAACP Image Award-winning The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks shatters the myths that Parks was meek, accidental, tired, or middle class. She reveals a lifelong freedom fighter whose activism began two decades before her historic stand that sparked the Montgomery bus boycott and continued for 40 years after. The book follows Parks to Detroit, where she spent the second half of her life, and reveals her activism alongside a growing Black Power movement and beyond. On Rosa Parks’ birthday, join Jeanne Theoharis for a timeless discussion of America’s most legendary and misunderstood activists.

Jeanne Theoharis is a Distinguished Professor of Political Science at Brooklyn College. She is the author or co-author of nine books and numerous articles on the civil rights and Black Power movements, the politics of race and education, social welfare, and civil rights in post-9/11 America. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, MSNBC, The Nation, The Atlantic, Slate, Salon, the Intercept, the Boston Review, and the Chronicle of Higher Education. Her books have received numerous awards, including the 2014 2014 NAACP Image Award, the Letitia Woods Brown Award from the Association of Black Women Historians, and the 2018 Brooklyn Public Library Literary Prize for Nonfiction.

Ages 12 and up

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Thursday, February 4, 6:00 pm
Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don't Know Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781984878106
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Published: Viking - February 2nd, 2021

This event is presented in partnership with Meridian International Center, a nonpartisan, nonprofit diplomacy center that connects leaders through culture and collaboration to drive solutions for global challenges.

The bestselling author of Give and Take and Originals examines the critical art of rethinking: learning to question your opinions and open other people's minds, which can position you for excellence at work and wisdom in life.

Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don't Know reveals that we don't have to believe everything we think or internalize everything we feel. It's an invitation to let go of views that are no longer serving us well and prize mental flexibility over foolish consistency. If knowledge is power, knowing what we don't know is wisdom.

Adam Grant is an organizational psychologist at Wharton, where he has been the top-rated professor for seven straight years. He is one of TED's most popular speakers, his books have sold millions of copies, his talks have been viewed more than 25 million times, and his podcast WorkLife with Adam Grant has topped the charts. His pioneering research has inspired people to rethink fundamental assumptions about motivation, generosity, and creativity.

Grant will be in conversation with Angela Duckworth, founder and CEO of Character Lab, a nonprofit whose mission is to advance scientific insights that help children thrive. She is also a professor of psychology at the University of Pennsylvania and in 2013 was named a MacArthur Fellow. Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance is her first book and an instant New York Times bestseller.

A special introduction will be given by Patrick M. Steel, the Chief Executive Officer of POLITICO.

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Thursday, February 4, 7:00 pm
Becoming Muhammad Ali Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316498166
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Published: Jimmy Patterson - October 5th, 2020

Finish the Fight!: The Brave and Revolutionary Women Who Fought for the Right to Vote Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780358408307
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Published: Versify - August 18th, 2020

The Year I Flew Away Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780358272755
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Published: Versify - February 2nd, 2021

Join Kwame Alexander and fellow authors, Veronica Chambers and Marie Arnold, for an evening of joyous conversation about books, favorite recipes, and audience questions.

Perseverance is a commonality that weaves the stories of these three authors together. Kwame Alexander’s book, Becoming Muhammed Ali explores the world-famous pugilist when he was still known as Cassius Clay. As a child, Ali struggled with school and ever-present racism in his Kentucky hometown. But he never gave up his dreams of being a boxer. Veronica Chambers collected the stories of overlooked suffragists in Finish the Fight, including Mary Eliza Church Terrell, who co-founded the National Association of Colored Women, and Mabel Ping-Hua Lee, who led one the biggest suffrage parades in New York City. Marie Arnold’s contemporary and personal The Year I Flew Away, interlaces her own immigration story with fantasy and humor. It asks how one finds footing in a country made up of immigrants yet so hostile to people trying to start a new life here.

Kwame Alexander is a poet, educator, and New York Times Bestselling author of 28 books, including The Undefeated; Swing; and Rebound, the follow-up to the Newbery medal-winning novel, The Crossover. A regular contributor to NPR's Morning Edition, Kwame is the recipient of numerous awards, including The Coretta Scott King Author Honor, The Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Prize, Three NAACP Image Award Nominations, and the 2017 Inaugural Pat Conroy Legacy Award. Kwame is the co-founder of L.E.A.P., an international literacy empowerment organization and the founder of VERSIFY, an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt which publishes books that will engage, entertain, and empower young people to imagine a better world.

Veronica Chambers is the senior editor of special project Past Tense, an Archival Storytelling project, at the New York Times. She recently created the anthology The Meaning of Michelle, a collection by 16 writers celebrating the former first lady, and edited the upcoming Queen Bey: A Celebration of the Power and Creativity of Beyoncé Knowles-Carter. She is a prolific author, best known for her critically acclaimed memoir, Mama's Girl. Born in Panama and raised in Brooklyn, she writes often about her Afro-Latina heritage. She speaks, reads, and writes Spanish, but she is truly fluent in Spanglish.

Marie Arnold was born in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti and came to America at the age of seven. She grew up in Brooklyn, New York alongside her extended family. Marie enjoys creating stories full of adventure, and wonder, which center on girls of color. When she’s not writing, she’s adding to her insanely long Netflix queue and trying not to order pizza. The Year I Flew Away is her debut middle grade novel. She lives in Los Angeles, CA.

Ages 8 and up

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Friday, February 5, 5:00 pm
Girl A: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593295847
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Published: Viking - February 2nd, 2021

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Join Abigail Dean as she discusses her thriller, GIRL A, with Jeffery Deaver on P&P Live!

For readers of Room and Sharp Objects, a propulsive and psychologically immersive novel about a young girl who escapes captivity–but not the secrets that shadow the rest of her life.

Abigail Dean works as a lawyer for Google, and before that was a bookseller. She lives in London, and is working on her second novel.

Jeffery Deaver is the #1 international bestselling and award-winning author of more than forty novels, three collections of short stories, and a nonfiction law book. His books are sold in 150 countries and translated into twenty-five languages. A former journalist, folksinger, and attorney, he was born outside of Chicago and has a bachelor of journalism degree from the University of Missouri and a law degree from Fordham University. His next Colter Shaw novel, The Final Twist, will be published with Putnam  with Putnam on May 11, 2021.

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Friday, February 5, 7:00 pm
Four Lost Cities: A Secret History of the Urban Age Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780393652666
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - February 2nd, 2021

In Four Lost Cities, acclaimed science journalist Annalee Newitz takes readers on an entertaining and mind-bending adventure into the deep history of urban life. Investigating across the centuries and around the world, Newitz explores the rise and fall of four ancient cities, each the center of a sophisticated civilization: the Neolithic site of Çatalhöyük in Central Turkey, the Roman vacation town of Pompeii on Italy’s southern coast, the medieval megacity of Angkor in Cambodia, and the indigenous metropolis Cahokia, which stood beside the Mississippi River where East St. Louis is today.

Annalee Newitz, a contributing opinion writer for the New York Times, is a founder of io9 and former editor-in-chief of Gizmodo. They are the author of Scatter, Adapt, and Remember and the novels Autonomous and The Future of Another Timeline. They live in San Francisco.

Arielle Duhaime-Ross is a Correspondent and the host of VICE News Reports, a new podcast by VICE News that goes where you can’t and brings you to the news, so you can hear it for yourself. She was previously the host of Reset, a podcast about technology, science, design and power, from the Vox Media Podcast Network.

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Sunday, February 7, 3:00 pm
The Instant Pot(r) Kosher Cookbook: 100 Recipes to Nourish Body and Soul Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9781454937531
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Published: Sterling Publishing (NY) - February 2nd, 2021

Jewish food and the Instant Pot® are a natural fit. So many traditional Jewish dishes are soups and stews--prepared before Friday night and kept warm throughout Shabbat, when observant Jews aren't allowed to cook--and that's the sweet spot of the Instant Pot®. For decades, Jewish families have relied on slow cookers to achieve the soft, flavor-filled stews of their ancestors, but they lamented the time required. Now, the Instant Pot® allows for vastly shorter cooking times without compromising flavor or texture. The Instant Pot ® Kosher Cookbook includes timeless Jewish favorites tailored to this modern appliance: stuffed cabbage, Israeli cooked salads, corned beef, brisket, cholent, Yemenite and Persian beef and lamb stews, chicken soup, beet soup, kasha varnishkes, tzimmis, even apple cake. There are weeknight meals as well as recipes for Shabbat, Rosh Hashanah, and Passover, along with kosher versions of international classics such as lasagna, sesame noodles, arroz con pollo, Asian noodle soups, and risotto--all expertly and deliciously adapted to the Instant Pot®.

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Monday, February 8, 6:00 pm
White Freedom: The Racial History of an Idea Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9780691179469
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Published: Princeton University Press - January 19th, 2021

The era of the Enlightenment, which gave rise to our modern conceptions of freedom and democracy, was also the height of the trans-Atlantic slave trade. America, a nation founded on the principle of liberty, is also a nation built on African slavery, Native American genocide, and systematic racial discrimination. White Freedom traces the complex relationship between freedom and race from the eighteenth century to today, revealing how being free has meant being white.

Tyler Stovall explores the intertwined histories of racism and freedom in France and the United States, the two leading nations that have claimed liberty as the heart of their national identities. He explores how French and American thinkers defined freedom in racial terms and conceived of liberty as an aspect and privilege of whiteness. He discusses how the Statue of Liberty--a gift from France to the United States and perhaps the most famous symbol of freedom on Earth--promised both freedom and whiteness to European immigrants. Taking readers from the Age of Revolution to today, Stovall challenges the notion that racism is somehow a paradox or contradiction within the democratic tradition, demonstrating how white identity is intrinsic to Western ideas about liberty. Throughout the history of modern Western liberal democracy, freedom has long been white freedom.

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Tuesday, February 9, 6:00 pm
Surviving the White Gaze: A Memoir Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781982116255
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Published: Simon & Schuster - February 2nd, 2021

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Rebecca Carroll discusses her memoir, SURVIVING THE WHITE GAZE, with author Nicole Chung in partnership with The Meteor - a collective.

In Surviving the White Gaze, Rebecca Carroll grew up the only black person in her rural New Hampshire town. Adopted at birth by artistic parents who believed in peace, love, and zero population growth, her early childhood was loving and idyllic—and yet she couldn’t articulate the deep sense of isolation she increasingly felt as she grew older.

Everything changed when she met her birth mother, a young white woman, who consistently undermined Carroll’s sense of her blackness and self-esteem. Carroll’s childhood became harrowing, and her memoir explores the tension between the aching desire for her birth mother’s acceptance, the loyalty she feels toward her adoptive parents, and the search for her racial identity. As an adult, Carroll forged a path from city to city, struggling along the way with difficult boyfriends, depression, eating disorders, and excessive drinking. Ultimately, through the support of her chosen black family, she was able to heal.

Rebecca Carroll is host of the podcast Come Through with Rebecca Carroll, and a cultural critic at WNYC. She is the author of several interview-based books about race and blackness in America, including the award-winning Sugar in the Raw: Voices of Young Black Girls in America.

She'll be in conversation with Nicole Chung, the author of the nationally bestselling memoir All You Can Ever Know. All You Can Ever Know which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, a semifinalist for the PEN Open Book Award, an Indies Choice Honor Book, and an official Junior Library Guild Selection.

The Meteor is guided (and inspired) by our collective: an advisory group of filmmakers, writers, organizers and artists doing great work across the media and arts universe. They are storytellers and solution-seekers, and they work in everything from documentary film to TikTok, but they share a commitment to moving the world forward against injustice. Get to know the initial group of founding members below.

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Tuesday, February 9, 6:00 pm
Kink: Stories Cover Image
By R.O. Kwon (Editor), Garth Greenwell (Editor)
$17.00
ISBN: 9781982110215
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Simon & Schuster - February 9th, 2021

Politics and Prose is excited to present this all-star author event in partnership with our friends at Books & Books.

Kink is a groundbreaking anthology of literary short fiction exploring love and desire, BDSM, and interests across the sexual spectrum featuring a roster of all-star contributors.

The stories within explore bondage, power-play, and submissive-dominant relationships; we are taken to private estates, therapists’ offices, underground sex clubs, and even a sex theater in early-20th century Paris. While there are whips and chains, sure, the true power of these stories lies in their beautiful, moving dispatches from across the sexual spectrum of interest and desires, as portrayed by some of today’s most exciting writers.

Panelists include:

R.O. Kwon is the author of the nationally bestselling first novel, The Incendiaries. Named a best book of the year by over forty publications, it was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle John Leonard Award for Best First Book, and Los Angeles Times First Book Prize. Kwon’s writing has appeared in The New York TimesThe GuardianThe Paris Review, NPR, and elsewhere. She is a National Endowment for the Arts fellow.

Garth Greenwell is the author of What Belongs to You, which won the British Book Award for Debut of the Year, was longlisted for the National Book Award, and was a finalist for six other awards. A New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice, it was named a Best Book of 2016 by over fifty publications in nine countries. His second book of fiction, Cleanness, was published in 2020. His fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, A Public Space, and VICE, and he has written criticism for The New Yorker, the London Review of Books, and The New York Times Book Review, among others. He is a 2020 Guggenheim Fellow.

Carmen Maria Machado is the author of the bestselling memoir In the Dream House and the award-winning short story collection Her Body and Other Parties. She has been a finalist for the National Book Award and the winner of the Bard Fiction Prize, the Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Fiction, the Lambda Literary Award for LGBTQ Nonfiction, the Brooklyn Public Library Literature Prize, the Shirley Jackson Award, and the National Book Critics Circle's John Leonard Prize. The New York Times listed Her Body and Other Parties as a member of "The New Vanguard," one of "15 remarkable books by women that are shaping the way we read and write fiction in the 21st century." She is the Abrams Artist-in-Residence at the University of Pennsylvania.

Alexander Chee is the author of the novels Edinburgh and The Queen of the Night, and the essay collection How To Write An Autobiographical Novel. He is a contributing editor at The New Republic, and an editor at large at VQR. His essays and stories have appeared recently in The New York Times Magazine, T Magazine, and the LA Times, among others, and he contributed to both the 2016 and 2019 Best American Essays. He teaches creative writing at Dartmouth College.

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Washington, DC 20008
Tuesday, February 9, 6:00 pm
Together We March: 25 Protest Movements That Marched into History Cover Image
By Leah Henderson, Tyler Feder (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781534442702
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - January 19th, 2021

In the immortal words of the late Congressman and civil rights activist John Lewis, there are times when it is necessary to “make some noise and get in good trouble”. Taking to the streets with signs and lifted voices to march against the ills that plague society is not just an American tradition, it is a tool for civil rights movements worldwide. In Together We March, Leah Henderson has collected 25 of the most impactful marches of their times from the March of the Mill Children in 1903 up to the Black Lives Matter protests of 2020. Some of the marches are well known, while others you will learn about for the first time. Lively illustrations of faces, places, and symbols of the marches are brought to life by artist Tyler Feder.

Leah Henderson is the author of the middle grade novels The Magic in Changing Your Stars and One Shadow on the Wall, a Children’s Africana Book Award notable and a Bank Street Best Book. Her work appears in the YA anthology Black Enough: Stories of Being Young & Black in America and her picture books include Mamie on the Mound, and A Day for Rememberin’. Leah holds a Master’s in Writing and is on faculty in the Spalding University MFA program. She loves travel, soccer, and lives in Washington, D.C. with her dog, Boston.

Tyler Feder is a full-time illustrator based in Chicago. She graduated from Northwestern University with a BA in Radio/TV/Film and a certificate in Creative Writing for the Media. She further honed her comedic skills at the Second City Training Center, where she graduated from the writing program. Tyler’s illustration company, Roaring Softly, is a mix of witty pop culture art and intersectional feminist pieces. Her freelance clients include Netflix, Comedy Central, and ESPN, and she is the illustrator of Unladylike and Sydney Taylor Book award winner, Pity Party.

Karen MacPherson is the Children & Teens Services Librarian at Takoma Park Library in Takoma Park, MD. Politics and Prose's Children’s & Teens department has been delighted to partner with Karen and Takoma Park Library over many years and glad we are able to continue to do so in this virtual environment. Karen has served on the Caldecott and Siebert Award committees. She is a former reporter and currently writes special features and stories on authors and books for the Washington Post.

Ages 7 and up

Each purchase of Together We March will be signed by author Leah Henderson, while supplies last.

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Tuesday, February 9, 8:00 pm
Unfinished: A Memoir Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781984819215
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Published: Ballantine Books - February 9th, 2021

Politics and Prose, in partnership with Harvard Bookstore and Books & Books, presents a discussion with Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Lilly Singh.

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“I have always felt that life is a solitary journey, that we are each on a train, riding through our hours, our days, our years. We get on alone, we leave alone, and the decisions we make as we travel on the train are our responsibility alone...”

A remarkable life story rooted in two different worlds, Unfinished offers insights into Priyanka Chopra Jonas’s childhood in India; her formative teenage years in the United States; and her return to India, where against all odds as a newcomer to the pageant world, she won the national and international beauty competitions that launched her global acting career. Whether reflecting on her nomadic early years or the challenges she has faced as she has doggedly pursued her calling, Priyanka shares her challenges and triumphs with warmth and honesty. The result is a book that is philosophical, sassy, inspiring, bold, and rebellious. Just like the author herself.

She will be in conversation with Lilly Singh, a multi-faceted entertainer, actress, producer, writer, and creator. She is the host of A Little Late with Lilly Singh, her NBC late-night talk show, which will begin its second season in January 2021. She is also an executive producer as part of her company, Unicorn Island Productions.

Signed books are available while supplies last. Ticket-holders will have the opportunity to submit their questions for the speakers at checkout. This event will be pre-recorded and live-streamed to a password-protected YouTube page.

 

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