Kim Johnson - The Color of a Lie - In conversation with Namina Forna- at Conn Ave - in the Children and Teens Department

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Tuesday, June 11, 2024 - 7:00pm

About the Book:

After moving from Chicago to white suburbia in the East, 16-year-old Calvin and his family hide their Black identities. Set in 1955, there are ugly secrets in this new town that no one wants to reveal. Calvin tests the boundaries of his assumed white identity as he slowly discovers the truth in this riveting, fast-paced mystery. Here, the price of passing is not just soul-destroying but also fatal. 

About the Author

Kim Johnson is an award-winning author of bestselling young adult novels: This is My America and Invisible Son. An educator and graduate of both University of Oregon and University of Maryland College Park, she lives with her family in the Washington DC area. 

Namina Forna is a young adult novelist  and the author of the New York Times bestselling fantasy YA series The Gilded Ones. Originally from Sierra Leone, West Africa, she moved to the US when she was nine and has been traveling back and forth ever since. Namina's books have been translated into 25+ languages, nominated for several awards, and optioned for film and TV.  Namina herself is an accomplished public speaker, especially on the topics of feminism, storytelling and challenging dominant narratives.

Ages: 13 - 17

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