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Vroman’s Live – Mary Cecilia Jackson & Brandy Colbert present their latest releases Sparrow & Only Black Girls in Town
May 12 @ 5:00 pmFree
Join us for a double feature with Young Adult authors Mary Cecilia Jackson and Brandy Colbert.
This virtual event will take place on Crowdcast. Register ahead of time to save your spot and get an email reminder.
EVENT LINK: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/jackson-colbert
In the tradition of Laurie Halse Anderson’s Speak, Mary Cecilia Jackson’s devastating but hopeful YA debut, Sparrow, is about a ballerina who finds the courage to confront the abuse that haunts her past and threatens her future.
Though Savannah Rose—“Sparrow” to her friends and family—is a gifted ballerina, her real talent is keeping secrets. Schooled in silence by her long-dead mother, Sparrow has always believed that her lifelong creed—“I’m not the kind of girl who tells”—will make her just like everyone else: Normal. Happy. Safe.
But in the aftermath of a brutal assault by her seemingly perfect boyfriend Tristan, Sparrow must finally find the courage to confront the ghosts of her past, or lose herself forever….
Award-winning YA author Brandy Colbert’s debut middle-grade novel The Only Black Girls In Town is about two girls who discover a collection of hidden journals revealing shocking secrets of the past.
Beach-loving surfer Alberta has been the only black girl in town for years. Alberta’s best friend, Laramie, is the closest thing she has to a sister, but there are some things even Laramie can’t understand. When the bed and breakfast across the street finds new owners, Alberta is ecstatic to learn the family is black-and they have a 12-year-old daughter just like her