In November, the American Booksellers Association’s ABC Children’s Group will kick off the second installment of its consumer-focused fall virtual reading series with Black Lives Matter founder Patrisse Khan-Cullors, author of When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir (St. Martin’s Press).
The two-part series will take place on Thursday, November 5, and Thursday, November 19, at 2:00 p.m. ET on Zoom, and will focus on the young readers edition, When They Call You A Terrorist: A Story of Black Lives Matter and the Power to Change the World (September 29, Wednesday Books).
The series will be moderated by Hannah Oliver Depp, owner of Loyalty Bookstores in Washington, DC, and Silver Spring, Maryland.
Registration is open now. Booksellers can share the link with customers and begin encouraging signups as soon as they like. During registration, attendees can opt to donate to the Black Lives Matter Global Network.
Topics to be covered during the book club include:
- A discussion of Black Lives Matter as an organization and movement
- A book talk on the young readers edition
While the reading series will focus on the young readers edition of Cullors’ memoir, the event is intended for all who want to listen an important dialogue about Black Lives Matter.
To help booksellers promote the event to their customers, social media marketing materials for the event are available now.
The October virtual reading series is featuring Punching the Air authors Ibi Zoboi and Yusef Salaam. The series kickedoff on October 7. Booksellers can promote the event to their customers now, who can join for the remaining sessions.