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Jewell Parker Rhodes & Kelly McWilliams
September 27, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pmFree
From award-winning, bestselling author Jewell Parker Rhodes (Ghost Boys) comes a powerful coming-of-age story about two brothers, one who presents as white, the other as black, and the complex ways in which they are forced to navigate the world, all while training for a fencing competition. Powerful and emotionally gripping, Black Brother, Black Brother (Little, Brown) is a careful examination of the school-to-prison pipeline and follows one boy’s fight against racism and his empowering path to finding his voice.
Agnes loves her home of Red Creek. There, she cares tirelessly for her younger siblings and follows the town’s strict laws. What she doesn’t know is that Red Creek is a cult, controlled by a madman who calls himself a prophet. Then Agnes meets Danny, an Outsider boy, and begins to question what is and isn’t a sin. Her younger brother, Ezekiel, will die without the insulin she barters for once a month, even though medicine is considered outlawed. Is she a sinner for saving him? As the Prophet grows more dangerous, Agnes realizes she must escape with Ezekiel and leave everyone else behind. But it isn’t safe Outside, either: A viral pandemic is burning through the population at a terrifying rate. The Handmaid’s Tale meets Wilder Girls in Kelly McWilliams’s genre-defying new novel, Agnes at the End of the World (Little, Brown).