Nancy Johnson: The Kindest Lie

American Writers Museum 180 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL

Join us for an evening with Nancy Johnson to discuss her debut novel The Kindest Lie, “a deep dive into how we define family, what it means to be a mother, and what it means to grow up Black” (Jodi Picoult). Named a Most Anticipated book by O Magazine, Shondaland, Chicago Tribune, Elle and many more, the novel is now out in paperback. […]

$10.00

Me and White Supremacy: Young Readers’ Edition

Online Event

Awareness leads to action, and action leads to change. Author Layla Saad presents the young readers edition of her New York Times bestselling book Me and White Supremacy, which teaches readers how to explore and understand racism and white supremacy and how young readers can do their part to help change the world. Saad is joined by writer and artist Kaitlin […]

Free

Pauli Murray: Shouting for the Rights of All People

Online Event

Educator and author Deborah Nelson Linck reads from and discusses her new book Pauli Murray: Shouting for the Rights of All People, the first introductory and illustrated biography of the civil rights icon. Join us for a fascinating conversation about the book and the life and legacy of Pauli Murray, a hugely influential author, poet, lawyer, priest and […]

Free

Author Talk – Sudhir Venkatesh: The Tomorrow Game

180 N Michigan Ave 2nd Floor Chicago, IL

New York Times bestselling author Sudhir Venkatesh discusses his new book The Tomorrow Game, a gripping account of a Chicago community coming together to save a group of teens from gun violence. In the tradition of works like Random Family and Behind The Beautiful Forevers, The Tomorrow Game is a deeply reported chronicle of families […]

Free

ARTIVISM 101: A workshop on creating art to change the world

American Writers Museum 180 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL

Bestselling illustrator Nikkolas Smith hosts a Kids & Family Workshop on creating art that aligns with and highlights activism. About this event Nikkolas Smith, Artivist and #1 New York Times Bestselling illustrator, will show you how to become an Artivist. Do you have something you want to better or change in your community or in the world? […]

Free – $10