AFROPUNK Rock ‘n’ Read Book Club Presents Patrice Caldwell with PYR’s Stacey Barney via Instagram Live (7/1)

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Penguin Random House’s partnership with AFROPUNK includes a 10-week Rock ‘n’ Read Book Club Instagram Live interview series hosted by AFROPUNK, exploring topics around storytelling, identity and the creative process with Penguin Random House authors. Patrice Caldwell (@whimsicalaquarian) will share stories from her book, A PHOENIX FIRST MUST BURN (Viking Books for Young Readers), in conversation with Stacey Barney, Executive Editor, Putnam Books for Young Readers, via Instagram Live on Wednesday, July 1, at 5:00 pm (ET). The Bookstore partner for this event is Uncle Bobbie’s (@unclebobbies).

Evoking Beyoncé’s Lemonade for a teen audience, these sixteen tales by bestselling and award-winning authors explore the Black experience through fantasy, science fiction, and magic. They have woven worlds to create a stunning narrative that centers Black women and gender nonconforming individuals. A PHOENIX FIRST MUST BURN will take readers on a journey from folktales retold to futuristic societies and everything in between. Filled with love and betrayal, strength and resistance, this collection contains an array of complex and true-to-life characters in which you cannot help but see yourself reflected.

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Posted: June 30, 2020