Akwaeke Emezi, writer of BITTER (Knopf Books for Younger Readers), will probably be in dialog with Crown Books for Younger Readers writer Nic Stone throughout an in-person launch occasion hosted by Brooklyn Reads on the Brooklyn Museum on Thursday, February 17 at 7:00 pm (ET).
A reside stream of the occasion will also be seen right here.
BITTER, the companion novel to Emezi’s PET, a Nationwide Ebook Award finalist, explores each the significance and price of social revolution whereas additionally emphasizing how youth and artwork can cleared the path.
After a childhood in foster care, Bitter is thrilled to have been chosen to attend Eucalyptus, a particular college the place she will be able to concentrate on her portray surrounded by different inventive teenagers. However exterior this haven, the streets are full of protests in opposition to the deep injustices that grip the town of Lucille. Pulled between previous friendships, her creative ardour, and a brand new romance, Bitter isn’t positive the place she belongs—within the studio or within the streets. And if she does discover a approach to assist the revolution whereas being true to who she is, she should additionally ask: at what value?
Featured on the duvet of TIME Journal as a 2021 Subsequent Era Chief, Akwaeke Emezi is a multidisciplinary Nigerian artist and writer based mostly in liminal areas. They’re the writer of THE DEATH OF VIVEK OJI, DEAR SENTHURAN, and PET. Emezi was chosen as a ‘5 Beneath 35’ honoree by the Nationwide Ebook Basis and their debut memoir was just lately awarded the 2022 Stonewall Ebook Award for Nonfiction.