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Nick Brooks in Conversation with Jason Reynolds

Location Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St., NW, Washington, DC.
Date Tuesday, January 31, 2023 at 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Duration   1 hours
Link https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nick-brooks-in-conversation-with-jason-reynolds-tickets-489968106797
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MahoganyBooks is thrilled to host a special evening with author Nick Brooks, moderated by fellow New York Times bestselling author and MahoganyBooks friend Jason Reynolds, as they discuss NIck's dope new young-adult fiction book, Promise Boys. This event is perfect for young people aged 12 and older and adults too!

  • 6:30 PM - Doors Open | 7:00 PM Conversation Begins.
  • Masks required throughout event.

About the book: The Urban Promise Prep School vows to turn boys into men. As students, J.B., Ramón, and Trey are forced to follow the prestigious "program's" strict rules. Extreme discipline, they've been told, is what it takes to be college bound, to avoid the fates of many men in their neighborhoods. This, the Principal Moore Method, supposedly saves lives.But when Moore ends up murdered and the cops come sniffing around, the trio emerges as the case's prime suspects. With all three maintaining their innocence, they must band together to track down the real killer before they are arrested. But is the true culprit hiding among them?

About the author: Nick Brooks is an author and award-winning filmmaker from Washington, DC. He is a 2020 graduate of USC's TV and Film Production program. His short film, Hoop Dreamin', earned him the George Lucas Scholar Award and was a finalist in the Forbes 30 Under 30 Film Fest. He is currently in development for his first feature film, We Were Born Kings, with Mandalay Pictures. Before becoming a filmmaker, Nick was an educator working with at-risk youth and many of his stories are colored by his experiences with the children and families of his community. He is also the author of Nothing Interesting Ever Happens to Ethan Fairmont. Follow Nick on Twitter and on Instagram.

About the moderator: Jason Reynolds, a proud DC Native, is a #1 New York Times bestselling author, a Newbery Award Honoree, a Printz Award Honoree, a two-time National Book Award finalist, a Kirkus Award winner, a Carnegie Medal winner, a two-time Walter Dean Myers Award winner, an NAACP Image Award Winner, and the recipient of multiple Coretta Scott King honors. He's also the 2020-2022 National Ambassador for Young People's Literature.

  • Event guidelines are subject to change.
  • Parking is limited. Ridesharing highly encouraged.
  • Photographs may be taken during the event WITHOUT FLASH.
  • Please tag us and use #mahoganybooks, #blackbooksmatter, #promiseboys on social media.

-- Let's have an amazing evening, The MahoganyBooks Team

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