In November, educators, students, and parents are invited to join a two-part reading series with Patrisse Cullors, co-founder of the Black Lives Matter movement, to discuss her memoir, When They Call You a Terrorist. The reading series will be moderated by Hannah Oliver Depp, owner of Loyalty Bookstores. Special guests include Asha Grant, owner of Salt Eaters Booksshop, in Los Angeles, and Black Lives Matter activist Tianna Arata. The events will take place from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm ET (11:00 am to 12 pm PT) on Thursday, November 5 and Thursday, November 19. The registration link for the series is available here.
Bookstores that are interested in bringing When They Call You a Terrorist: A Reading Series to local educators, students, and readers of all ages can utilize the educators guide and other marketing materials available below.
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