P&P Live! Arvin Ahmadi | HOW IT ALL BLEW UP—in conversation with Blair Imani

Upcoming Event
Wednesday, September 23, 2020 - 7:00pm

When an opportunistic bully threatens to out him to his parents on graduation day, secretly buying a one-way ticket to Rome feels like Amir Azadi’s only way forward. Running away is easier than he expected, and soon, late nights with new friends and dates in the Sistine Chapel start to feel like second nature. But his old life isn’t far behind—and when US Customs officers racially profile his Muslim, Iranian family as they’re dragging him back to the States, he's forced to spill his life story in an airport interrogation room. Devastating, uplifting, and utterly engrossing, this unforgettable coming-of-age novel celebrates the way life’s most painful moments can live alongside the riotous, life-changing joys of discovering who you are. 

Ages 14 and up

Arvin will be in conversation with author and activist Blair Imani.

Arvin Ahmadi grew up outside Washington, DC. He graduated from Columbia University and has worked in the tech industry. When he's not reading or writing books, he can be found watching late-night talk show interviews and editing Wikipedia pages. His previous novels include Down and Across and Girl Gone Viral.

Blair Imani is a critically-acclaimed historian, outspoken advocate, activist, and dynamic public speaker. The author of two historical books: Modern HERstory: Stories of Women and Nonbinary People Rewriting History and Making Our Way Home: The Great Migration and The Black American Dream, she focuses on women and girls, global Black communities, and the LGBTQ community. Blair has appeared on Fox News and MSNBC, presented at colleges and universities, spoken at conferences around the world, and delivered powerful talks for organizations and brands, including TEDx and GLAAD.

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Washington, DC 20008
Child & Teen
How It All Blew Up Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593202876
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - September 22nd, 2020

Making Our Way Home: The Great Migration and the Black American Dream Cover Image
By Blair Imani, Patrisse Cullors (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781984856920
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Published: Ten Speed Press - January 14th, 2020

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