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Virtual Event – Randi Pink
January 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Magic City Books is proud to welcome Randi Pink for a virtual book launch event in celebration of her new book, Angel of Greenwood, a novel set in the days surrounding the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre.
Randi will be joined in conversation by Kekla Magoon, author of The Rock and the River and the forthcoming picture book, The Highest Tribute: Thurgood Marshall’s Life, Leadership, and Legacy.
This free event will take place on the Zoom platform and Facebook Live. To register in advance for the event on Zoom, visit: https://magiccitybooks.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_O3ayUfHaR36hDxSimDE8pg.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with details about how to join on Wednesday, January 13 at 7:00 central.
Angel of Greenwood goes on sale on January 12, 2021. You can order a copy in advance by visiting Magic City Books in downtown Tulsa or by visiting: https://magiccitybooks.square.site/product/angel-of-greenwood/319.
About Angel of Greenwood
Seventeen-year-old Isaiah Wilson is, on the surface, a town troublemaker, but is hiding that he is an avid reader and secret poet, never leaving home without his journal. A passionate follower of W.E.B. Du Bois, he believes that black people should rise up to claim their place as equals.
Sixteen-year-old Angel Hill is a loner, mostly disregarded by her peers as a goody-goody. Her father is dying, and her family’s financial situation is in turmoil. Also, as a loyal follower of Booker T. Washington, she believes, through education and tolerance, that black people should rise slowly and without forced conflict.
Though they’ve attended the same schools, Isaiah never noticed Angel as anything but a dorky, Bible toting church girl. Then their English teacher offers them a job on her mobile library, a three-wheel, two-seater bike. Angel can’t turn down the money and Isaiah is soon eager to be in such close quarters with Angel every afternoon.
But life changes on May 31, 1921 when a vicious white mob storms the community of Greenwood, leaving the town destroyed and thousands of residents displaced. Only then, Isaiah, Angel, and their peers realize who their real enemies are.
Randi Pink grew up in the South and attended a mostly white high school. She lives with her husband and their two rescue dogs in Birmingham, Alabama, where she works for a branch of National Public Radio.
Kekla Magoon is the author of several books for young adults, including 37 Things I Love, the Coretta Scott King Honor/John Steptoe Award-winning The Rock and the River, the Coretta Scott King Honor book How It Went Down and it’s follow-up, Light It Up. She has also contributed to the anthology Dear Heartbreak: YA Authors and Teens on the Dark Side of Love. She lives in Vermont.