We are SO excited to welcome the insanely talented and incredibly brilliant Ibi Zoboi, author of Star Child, Punching the Air, and Okoye to the People, to our Little Shop on May 15th to talk about her AMAZING new YA book, Nigeria Jones!!! We don't think it's too much to say that this book is absolutely masterful and powerful and everything we've been looking for ever in our entire bookseller lives, so see below for more deets on how you can meet Ibi and get your hands on this book!
Admission: $0 That's right, admission is free! However, you still need to "purchase" a ticket for every person in your group! Please reserve your spot here.
You must purchase a copy of Nigeria Jones in order to enter the signing line--order your copy below!
Little Shop of Stories - Upstairs Event Space
About the Book:
Warrior Princess. That’s what Nigeria Jones’s father calls her. He has raised her as part of the Movement, a Black separatist group based in Philadelphia. Nigeria is homeschooled and vegan and participates in traditional rituals to connect her and other kids from the group to their ancestors. But when her mother—the perfect matriarch of their Movement—disappears, Nigeria’s world is upended. She finds herself taking care of her baby brother and stepping into a role she doesn’t want.
Nigeria’s mother had secrets. She wished for a different life for her children, which includes sending her daughter to a private Quaker school outside of their strict group. Despite her father’s disapproval, Nigeria attends the school with her cousin, Kamau, and Sage, who used to be a friend. There, she begins to flourish and expand her universe.
As Nigeria searches for her mother, she starts to uncover a shocking truth. One that will lead her to question everything she thought she knew about her life and her family.
From award-winning author Ibi Zoboi comes a powerful story about discovering who you are in the world—and fighting for that person—by having the courage to be your own revolution.
About the Author:
Ibi Zoboi holds an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Her novel American Street was a National Book Award finalist and a New York Times Notable Book. She is also the author of Pride and My Life as an Ice Cream Sandwich, a New York Times bestseller. She is the editor of the anthology Black Enough. Born in Haiti and raised in New York City, she now lives in New Jersey with her husband and their three children. You can find her online at www.ibizoboi.net.
“An unwavering proclamation of Black girlhood.” —Candice Iloh, author of National Book Award finalist Every Body Looking