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Willow Smith Discusses Black Shield Maiden

Location 901 G Street Northwest Washington, DC 20001
Date Thursday, May 9, 2024 at 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Duration   2 hours
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Willow Smith, the acclaimed singer, songwriter, and activist, is set to discuss her debut novel "Black Shield Maiden" at an exciting event hosted by MahoganyBooks on Thursday, May 9th. This riveting science fiction fantasy novel is a powerful and groundbreaking historical saga that delves into the untold stories of African warriors in the world of the Vikings. Willow Smith has teamed up with author Jess Hendel to bring this captivating narrative to life, blending African roots and Viking lore in a way that promises to captivate readers. The event will take place at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library in Washington, D.C., and is sure to be a must-attend for fans of Willow Smith, as well as those interested in exploring the intersection of diverse cultures and perspectives in literature. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear directly from Willow Smith as she discusses the inspiration and creative process behind "Black Shield Maiden," providing a unique insight into the making of this highly anticipated work. The event is being co-hosted by the DC Public Library and the DC Public Library Foundation, ensuring a collaborative and enriching experience for all who attend.  With an ASL interpreter on-site, the event is designed to be accessible and inclusive, catering to a diverse audience. Whether you're a longtime fan of Willow Smith's music and activism or simply intrigued by the premise of "Black Shield Maiden," this event promises to be a captivating and thought-provoking experience. Grab your teens and join the MahoganyBooks team for an exciting summer evening of book-related fun and exploration. Don't miss this opportunity to delve into the world of "Black Shield Maiden" and hear directly from the creative mind behind this groundbreaking work.

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