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“Becoming,” which publisher Penguin Random House called “unusually intimate” in a news release Sunday, will follow Obama’s journey from the South Side of Chicago to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
“Writing ‘Becoming’ has been a deeply personal experience,” she said. “It has allowed me, for the very first time, the space to honestly reflect on the unexpected trajectory of my life. In this book, I talk about my roots and how a little girl from the South Side of Chicago found her voice and developed the strength to use it to empower others. I hope my journey inspires readers to find the courage to become whoever they aspire to be. I can’t wait to share my story.”
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These are the books we are featuring now...
I HAVE LOST MY WAY | Gayle Forman
ORDER I Have Lost My Way from bestselling author Gayle Forman for late March release!
A powerful story of empathy and friendship from the #1 New York Times Bestselling author of If I Stay.
Around the time that Freya loses her voice while recording her debut album, Harun is making plans to run away from everyone he has ever loved, and Nathaniel is arriving in New York City with a backpack, a desperate plan, and nothing left to lose. When a fateful accident draws these three strangers together, their secrets start to unravel as they begin to understand that the way out of their own loss might just lie in helping the others out of theirs.
An emotionally cathartic story of losing love, finding love, and discovering the person you are meant to be, I Have Lost My Way is bestselling author Gayle Forman at her finest.
Early Reviews of the Book:
“This is a celebration of the lifesaving power of human connection.”
– Publishers Weekly starred review
“In Forman’s wonderfully deft hands, this story of friendship, love, loss and redemption becomes so much more. I Have Lost My Way is a beautifully written love song to every young person who has ever moved through fear and found themselves on the other side.”
– Jacqueline Woodson, author of the National Book Award winner Brown Girl Dreaming
“The beloved author returns to the genre that made her famous.”
I Have Lost My Way is due to release March 27, 2018.
ON THE COME UP | Angie Thompson
PRE-ORDER On The Come Up from acclaimed author Angie Thompson of The Hate U Give, which is STILL on the NYTIMES top 10 bestseller list since February 2017.
We will have signed copies in stock the day it is released! CLICK THE COVER to ORDER NOW!
Sixteen-year-old Bri wants to be one of the greatest rappers of all time. Or at least get some streams on her mixtape. As the daughter of an underground rap legend who died right before he hit big, Bri’s got massive shoes to fill. But when her mom unexpectedly loses her job, food banks and shut-off notices become as much a part of her life as beats and rhymes. With bills piling up and homelessness staring her family down, Bri no longer just wants to make it—she has to make it.
On the Come Up is Angie Thomas’s homage to hip hop, the art that sparked her passion for storytelling and continues to inspire her to this day. Brilliant, insightful, full of heart, this novel is another modern classic from one of the most influential literary voices of a generation.
On the Come Up is due to release June 5, 2018.
DRAW YOUR DAY AND COMPANION SKETCHBOOK | Samantha Dion Baker
PRE-ORDER Draw Your Day is by the wonderful artist, Samantha Dion Baker, who hand drew our logo and the illustrations that pepper our site and our store! We are thrilled that she has 2 books coming out this fall! You can pre-order and pay for books now, and have books sent to you or kept at the store for pickup, starting August 28th.
Watch Samantha's daily sketches on her amazing Instgram page-- @sdionbakerdesign and be inspired!
Also see more of her work on her website.
Draw Your Day is an instructive guide to creating a daily illustrated journaling practice, featuring information on materials, light instruction in a variety of art mediums, inspirational prompts, and helpful tips and tricks.
This companion sketchbook, also by Samantha, is a truly gorgeous way to hold your notes and sketches of the day. One of the things that makes these books special is that you don't have to "be an artist" to use them-- Samantha is inspiring and genuine-- you will feel the desire to mark your day by jotting down ideas and drawing and grounding yourself in a journal.
The Draw Your Day Sketchbook is a stylish mixed-media sketchpad featuring creative prompts and inspirational artwork to get the creative juices flowing.
Draw Your Day and it's companion Sketchbook are due to release August 28, 2018.