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Turning Book Launch

Join us, March 4th at 7pm, to celebrate the launch of Joy L. Smith's debut novel, Turning. She will be in conversation with Ibi Zoboi, author of Okoye to the People, Punching the Air, and more. 

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Joy L. Smith is a childcare professional and lives in Queens, New York. A graduate of SUNY New Paltz, she has a bachelor's degree in human development and differences, with a specialization in communication disorders. She's been writing since she was a teenager and has been mentored by Ibi Zoboi, Radha Blank, and Emma Straub through the Girls Write Now program. Turning is her debut novel.

Ibi Zoboi was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and holds an MFA in writing for children and young adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Her YA novel American Street was a National Book Award finalist and and her debut middle grade novel, My Life as an Ice Cream Sandwich, was a New York Times bestseller. She is the author of Pride, a contemporary YA remix of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, and editor of the anthology, Black Enough: Stories of Being Young & Black in America.

Event date: 
Friday, March 4, 2022 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Event address: 
81-63 Lefferts Blvd.
Kew Gardens, NY 11415-1728
Turning Cover Image
ISBN: 9781534495821
Availability: On Our Shelves Recently
Published: Denene Millner Books/Simon & Schuster Books f - March 1st, 2022

Okoye to the People: A Black Panther Novel Cover Image
By Ibi Zoboi, Noa Denmon (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781368046978
Availability: On Our Shelves Recently
Published: Marvel Press - March 22nd, 2022