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Tue, Jun 22



Blackout Virtual Block Party...

A power outage. A sweltering summer night. And six love stories flickering in the dark… Brimming with Black teen joy and swoony romance, this blockbuster book containing intertwined stories by six of today's most renowned YA authors will spark and glow in the hearts of readers everywhere.

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Blackout Virtual Block Party...
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Time & Location

Jun 22, 2021, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT


About the Event

*Attendees will receive the event link 3-5 hours prior to the event.*

Six critically acclaimed, bestselling, and award-winning authors bring the glowing warmth and electricity of Black teen love to this interlinked novel of charming, hilarious, and heartwarming stories that shine a bright light through the dark. 

A summer heatwave blankets New York City in darkness. But as the city is thrown into confusion, a different kind of electricity sparks… 

A first meeting. 

Long-time friends. 

Bitter exes. 

And maybe the beginning of something new. 

When the lights go out, people reveal hidden truths. Love blossoms, friendship transforms, and new possibilities take flight. 

Beloved authors—Dhonielle Clayton, Tiffany D. Jackson, Nic Stone, Angie Thomas, Ashley Woodfolk, and Nicola Yoon—celebrate the beauty of six couples and the unforgettable magic that can be found on a sweltering starry night in the city. 


Dhonielle Clayton is the New York Times bestselling author of the Belles series and the coauthor of the Tiny Pretty Things duology (soon to be a Netflix original series). She is COO of the non-profit We Need Diverse Books and owner and co-founder of CAKE Literary. 

Tiffany D. Jackson is the New York Times bestselling author of Grown; Allegedly; Monday’s Not Coming, a Walter Dean Myers Honor Book and Coretta Scott King John Steptoe New Talent Award winner; and Let Me Hear a Rhyme. 

Nic Stone is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the William C. Morris Award YA Debut finalist Dear Martin, Dear Justyce, Odd One Out, Jackpot, and Clean Getaway. 

Angie Thomas’s award-winning, acclaimed debut novel, The Hate U Give, is a #1 New York Times bestseller and major motion picture from Fox 2000. She is also the author of On the Come Up and Concrete Rose (on sale: January 12, 2021). 

Ashley Woodfolk worked in children’s book publishing before becoming an author full-time. Her novels include the highly acclaimed The Beauty That Remains and When You Were Everything. 

Nicola Yoon is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Everything, Everything and The Sun Is Also a Star, both of which have been adapted into major motion pictures. She is a National Book Award finalist, a Michael L. Printz Honor Book recipient, and a Coretta Scott King John Steptoe New Talent Award winner. She’s also co-publisher of Joy Revolution, a Random House young adult imprint focused on love stories starring people of color.


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