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10.24.2019 | Left Bank Books Presents: Kekla Magoon – Light It Up | Free

October 24 @ 7:00 pm

Categories: Literature & Poetry, Storytelling


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Left Bank Books welcomes award winning author of How It Went Down, Kekla Magoon, who will signe and discuss her newest book Light It Up.

Kekla Magoon’s newest YA novel, Light It Up, begins when a white police officer shoots an unarmed, 13-year-old black girl, igniting controversy, grief, and rage in the community. Characters in this multiple-viewpoint novel grapple with the many layers of this tragedy—bias, violence, loss, protest, a sense of helplessness in the face of racism—much like teens today must grapple with these issues in the real world. Light It Up is a stand-alone companion to Kekla’s Coretta Scott King Honor award-winning novel How It Went Down.

Kekla Magoon is the author of several books for young adults, including 37 Things I Love, the Coretta Scott King Honor/John Steptoe Award-winning The Rock and the River, and the Coretta Scott King Honor book How It Went Down. She has also contributed to the anthology Dear Heartbreak: YA Authors and Teens on the Dark Side of Love.

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