TKE is proud to present an evening with debut author Juliana Goodman, who will discuss her new YA novel, The Black Girls Left Standing. Goodman will be in conversation with author, Randi Pink (We Are the Scribes and Angel of Dreamwood. We Are The Scribes is available for pre-order for an October release).
This free, virtual event will take place on Crowdcast and you must register here to participate. Buy your copy of The Black Girls Left Standing from The King's English Bookshop and receive an autographed bookplate.
About the book:
Sixteen-year-old Beau Willet has dreams of being an artist and one day leaving the Chicago projects she’s grown up in. But after her older sister, Katia, is killed by an off-duty police officer, Beau knows she has to clear her sister’s name by finding the only witness to the murder; Katia’s no-good boyfriend, Jordan, who has gone missing. If she doesn't find him and tell the world what really happened, Katia's death will be ignored, like the deaths of so many other Black women who are wrongfully killed.
With the help of her friend, Sonnet, Beau sets up a Twitter account to gather anonymous tips. But the more that Beau finds out about her sister's death, the more danger she finds herself in. And with a new relationship developing with her childhood friend, Champion, and the struggle to keep her family together, Beau is soon in way over her head. How much is she willing to risk to clear her sister's name and make sure she's not forgotten?