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“Love Like Sky” Book Launch with author Leslie C. Youngblood

November 6, 2018 @ EST 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join Leslie C. Youngblood as we celebrate the launch of her book Love Like Sky on the books release date!
Reception will include:
  • Copies of Love Like Sky for purchase
  • An opportunity to have your book signed
  • An onstage conversation between Youngblood and Writers & Books board member Tokeya Graham
  • food & drink, and more!
The event runs from 7:00 – 9:00 and is free and open to the public.

More about the book:

G-baby and her younger sister, Peaches, are still getting used to their “blended-up” family. They live with Mama and Frank out in the suburbs, and they haven’t seen their real daddy much since he married Millicent. G-baby misses her best friend back in Atlanta, and is crushed that her glamorous new stepsister, Tangie, wants nothing to do with her.
G-baby is so preoccupied with earning Tangie’s approval that she isn’t there for her own little sister when she needs her most. Peaches gets sick-really sick. Suddenly, Mama and Daddy are arguing like they did before the divorce, and even the doctors at the hospital don’t know how to help Peaches get better.
It’s up to G-baby to put things right. She knows Peaches can be strong again if she can only see that their family’s love for her really is like sky.

More about Leslie C. Youngblood:

Leslie Youngblood received an MFA from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She’s been awarded a host of writing honors including a 2014 Yaddo’s Elizabeth Ames Residency, the Lorian Hemingway Short Story Prize, a Hurston Wright Fellowship, and the Room of Her Own Foundation’s 2009 Orlando Short Story Prize. Her short story, “Poor Girls’ Palace,” was published in the winter 2009 edition of the Indiana Review, as well as Kwelijournal, 2014. In 2010 she won the Go On Girl! Book Club Aspiring Writer Award. Her first Middle-Grade novel, LOVE LIKE SKY, will be published in 2018. Born in Bogalusa, LA, and raised in Rochester, NY, she is fortunate to have a family of natural storytellers and a circle of supportive and family and friends.



November 6, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


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