P&P Live! J. Elle-Wings of Ebony—with Nicola Yoon

Upcoming Event
Thursday, January 28, 2021 - 7:00pm

A murder. A beloved sister left behind. These tragedies change Rue’s life forever and she is forced to face a father she never knew, a magical homeland she didn’t know existed, and the truth about her own growing power. As much as she is a warrior—fearless, resilient and strong—she is also vulnerable and caring in an unforgiving world. This debut novel weaves contemporary elements of inner-city life and racism into a bold, breathtaking fantasy about Black girl magic and redemption. Written by debut author, J. Elle, Wings of Ebony marks the first YA book in an exciting new imprint, Millner Books, focusing on titles by African American authors and illustrators.

J.Elle is an author and advocate for marginalized voices in both publishing and her community. Born in Houston, Texas, Jess is a first-generation college student with a Bachelor of Journalism and Master of Arts in Educational Administration and Human Development. Her passion for empowering youth dates back before writing to her first career in education. She’s worked as a Preschool Director, Middle School Teacher, and High School Creative Writing Mentor. In her spare time, you’ll find her volunteering at an alternative school, providing feedback for aspiring writers, loving on her three littles, or cooking up some dish true to her Texas and Louisiana roots.

Nicola Yoon is the bestselling author of Everything, Everything and The Sun Is Also a Star. She is a National Book Award finalist, a Michael L. Printz Honor Book recipient and a Coretta Scott King New Talent Award winner. Both her novels have been made into major motion pictures. She grew up in Jamaica and Brooklyn, and lives in Los Angeles with her husband, the novelist David Yoon, and their daughter.

Ages 14 and up

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By J. Elle
ISBN: 9781534470675
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Published: Denene Millner Books/Simon & Schuster Books f - January 26th, 2021

The Sun Is Also a Star Cover Image
ISBN: 9780553496710
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Published: Ember - March 5th, 2019

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