Wed, Mar 16|
*IN-PERSON* UNBOSSED with Khristi Adams
Join us for a special in-person meet-and-greet and signing with Khristi Adams to celebrate "Unbossed: How Black Girls Are Leading The Way." Wine will be available for purchase and food will be available by donation. Proof of vax and masks required.
Time & Location
Mar 16, 2022, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
Brooklyn, 1090 St Johns Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11213, USA
About the Event
Black girls are leading, organizing, advocating, and creating. They are starting nonprofits. Building political coalitions. Promoting diverse literature. Fighting cancer. Improving water quality. Working to prevent gun violence.
Are we ready to learn from their leadership?
""Black women are literally at the helm of every movement,"" says Tyah-Amoy Roberts, an activist and a survivor of the Parkland, Florida, school shooting. ""Every push for social justice. Every push for social change. We need to take our stories into our own hands."" In Unbossed, they do.
From Khristi Lauren Adams, author of the celebrated Parable of the Brown Girl, comes Unbossed, a hopeful and riveting inquiry into the lives of eight young Black women who are agitating for change and imagining a better world. Offering practical lessons in leadership, resilience, empathy, and tenacity from a group of young leaders of color who are often neglected, Unbossed includes profiles of Jaychele Nicole Schenck, Ssanyu Lukoma, Tyah-Amoy Roberts, Grace Callwood, Hannah Lucas, Amara Ifeji, Stephanie Younger, and Kynnedy Smith.
These are the young Black women we will be reading about decades from now. Like their foremothers in earlier freedom movements, Black girls are transformational leaders. They are pacesetters, strategic thinkers, visionaries, mobilizers, activists, and more. Their stories may often be overlooked. But Black girls are leading the way.
Khristi Lauren Adams is a speaker, author, youth advocate and ordained Baptist minister. Khristi is the author of Parable of the Brown Girl which is published by Fortress Press. The book highlights the cultural and spiritual truths that emerge from the lives of young black girls. Parable of the Brown Girl has received awards for Best Young Adult Book from The African American Literary Awards and the New York Black Librarians Caucus. Her next book, Unbossed: How Black Girls Are Leading the Way will be released in the Spring of 2022 with Broadleaf Books. A middle grade version of the book titled Black Girls Unbossed: Young World Changers Leading the Way will be released with Beaming Books. She works as Dean of Spiritual Life & Equity at the Hill School. Khristi is also an instructor of Religious Studies at the Hill School. She is the Founder & Director of “The Becoming Conference”, an annual conference and leadership cohort designed to empower, educate & inspire girls between the ages of 13-18. Khristi is a graduate of Temple University with a degree in Advertising and a graduate of Princeton Theological Seminary where she obtained a Master of Divinity degree. She also currently sits on the advisory board for Word Made Flesh, a non-profit organization existing to serve among the most vulnerable of the world’s poor.
"I write for young girls of color, for girls who don't even exist yet, so that there is something there for them when they arrive. I can only change how they live, not how they think." – Ntozake Shange
Book Bundle (entry and book)
This package includes a copy of UNBOSSED and entry to the author talk. If you are unable to pick up your book at the event, you can pick it up at the store or have it shipped for a delivery fee.