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*CANCELED* YA @ Books Inc Presents ECHO BROWN at Books Inc. Alameda

Echo Brown author photo and Black Girl Unlimited cover image

*This event has been canceled*

YA @ Books Inc presents writer, performer, and playwright Echo Brown in celebration of her brilliant debut novel, Black Girl Unlimited: The Remarkable Story of a Teenage Wizard.

Heavily autobiographical and infused with magical realism, Black Girl Unlimited fearlessly explores the intersections of poverty, sexual violence, depression, racism, and sexism--all through the arc of a transcendent coming-of-age story for fans of Renee Watson's Piecing Me Together and Ibi Zoboi's American Street.

Echo Brown is a wizard from the East Side, where apartments are small and parents suffer addictions to the white rocks. Yet there is magic . . . everywhere. New portals begin to open when Echo transfers to the rich school on the West Side, and an insightful teacher becomes a pivotal mentor.

Each day, Echo travels between two worlds, leaving her brothers, her friends, and a piece of herself behind on the East Side. There are dangers to leaving behind the place that made you. Echo soon realizes there is pain flowing through everyone around her, and a black veil of depression threatens to undo everything she's worked for.

Event date: 
Tuesday, January 21, 2020 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Books Inc. Alameda
1344 Park St
Alameda, CA
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Books: 
Black Girl Unlimited: The Remarkable Story of a Teenage Wizard Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250309853
Availability: In Stock Now - Click Title to See Store Inventory. Please allow up to 48-hours for Curbside Pickup orders to be processed.
Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - January 14th, 2020

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