Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Event Preview: The Rock and the River with Kekla Magoon
Join us at 6:00 p.m. on March 13, 2013, at St. Louis Public Library--Central for their Read It Forward series when young adult novelist Kekla Magoon will discuss her novel The Rock and the River.
This historical fiction piece follows the son of a fictional leader of the civil rights movement as he grows up in Chicago. Sam has enough trouble dealing with the hatred and oppression he encounters on a daily basis, but he never expects his family to be torn in two when his older brother abandons his father's methods of nonviolent protest to join the Black Panthers.
Copies of Kekla's books, including The Rock and the River and its new companion novel, Fire in the Streets, will be available for purchase and signing. If you can't make it to the event, call Left Bank Books at 314-367-6731, ext. 1, to order signed personalized copies.