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Events » November 2021 » VIRTUAL EVENT: Alex Wheatle – Miami Book Fair International (Miami, FL)

VIRTUAL EVENT: Alex Wheatle – Miami Book Fair International (Miami, FL)

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“Singing Even in the Dark Times: Four YA Authors on Historical Fiction”

In Tahereh Mafi’s An Emotion of Great Delight, Shadi tries to navigate her crumbling world in the wake of 9/11 by soldiering through, until one day, everything changes, and she explodes. In One of the Good Ones by Maika Moulite and Maritza Moulite, two sisters embark on a journey to honor the memory of their social activist sister, killed under mysterious circumstances, using an heirloom copy of The Negro Motorist Green Book as their guide. Cane Warriors by Alex Wheatle follows Moa, a 14-year-old slave who gets caught up in Tacky’s War, the most significant slave rebellion in Jamaican history, paying homage to freedom fighters all over the world. Moderated by Safon Floyd, executive editor at Callisto Media.

This virtual event will be hosted by the Miami Book Fair; please visit the Fair’s website to learn more.