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Saturday, May 25, 2019
3:00 PM


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Seminary Co-op Bookstore
(773) 752-4381


"As compelling as "Brown Girl Dreaming", as character-driven as "One Crazy Summer", and as historically illuminating as "Roll of Thunder, Hear Me Cry". A captivating novel that sheds new light on black childhood."―Kirkus Reviews, starred review

A reading and discussion with Karyn Parsons, author of "How High the Moon". She will be joined in conversation by Natasha Tarpley. A Q&A and signing will following the discussion.

At 57th Street Books

About the Book: "To Kill a Mockingbird" meets "One Crazy Summer" in this powerful, bittersweet debut about one girl's journey to reconnect with her mother and learn the truth about her father in the tumultuous times of the Jim Crow South.

About the Author: Karyn Parsons is best known for her role as Will Smith's ditsy cousin Hilary Banks on NBC's "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air". After leaving acting behind, Karyn has gone on to found and produce Sweet Blackberry, an award-winning series of children's animated films, to share stories about unsung Black heroes in history, featuring narration from stars such as Alfre Woodard, Queen Latifah, and Chris Rock. It's been screened on HBO and Netflix, and enjoyed by schools and libraries across the country. "How High the Moon" is Karyn's self-authored debut novel.

About the Interlocutor: Natasha Tarpley is the author of several books for children, including "The Harlem Charade", "Joe-Joe's First Flight", and "I Love My Hair!", and its companion book, "I Love My Haircut!" She is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and numerous other awards. Natasha is a graduate of Harvard University and resides in Chicago.