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LIVE ON ZOOM: LIARA TAMANI reads from her new YA novel ALL THE THINGS WE NEVER KNEW with BRANDY COLBERT and LILLIAM RIVERA

Sunday, June 14th at 3pm PST on Zoom: Liara Tamani will discuss her new YA novel ALL THE THINGS WE NEVER KNEW with Brandy Colbert, author of THE ONLY BLACK GIRLS IN TOWN and Lilliam Rivera, author of GOLDIE VANCE: THE HOTEL WHODUNIT.  

To get the Meeting ID and password, please register on Eventbrite. The event is free to attend. After you register, you will receive an email with login instructions. 

We hope to see you there!

Please note: this event will be recorded and released as an episode of the Skylight Books Podcast. Listen & subscribe on SpotifyiTunes or Podbean.

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All the Things We Never Knew (Greenwillow Books)

From the moment Carli and Rex first locked eyes on a Texas high school basketball court, they both knew it was destiny. But can you truly love someone else if you don’t love yourself? Acclaimed author Liara Tamani’s luminous second novel explores love, family, heartbreak, betrayal, and the power of healing, in gorgeous prose that will appeal to readers of Nicola Yoon and Jacqueline Woodson. 

A glance was all it took. That kind of connection, the immediate and raw understanding of another person, just doesn’t come along very often. And as rising stars on their Texas high schools’ respective basketball teams, destined for bright futures in college and beyond, it seems like a match made in heaven. But Carli and Rex have secrets. As do their families.

Liara Tamani, the author of the acclaimed Calling My Name, follows two teenagers as they discover how first love, heartbreak, betrayal, and family can shape you—for better or for worse. A novel full of pain, joy, healing, and hope for fans of Elizabeth Acevedo, Jacqueline Woodson, and Jenny Han.

Praise for All the Things We Never Knew:

“Tamani masterfully bounces and slams two hearts up and down a shrouded court of first love and revelations. A hard-to-put-down backboard-breaker.”—Rita Williams-Garcia, National Book Award Finalist and New York Times–bestselling author

“A beautifully poignant love letter: to a first love, to basketball, and to that enigmatic bunch we think we know best, only to discover we don’t know at all—family. Tamani’s latest is a bright shining star.”—David Arnold, New York Times–bestselling author of Mosquitoland

Liara Tamani lives in Houston, Texas. She holds an MFA in writing from Vermont College. She is the author of the acclaimed Calling My Name, which was a 2018 PEN America Literary Award Finalist and a 2018 SCBWI Golden Kite Finalist, and All the Things We Never Knew. www.liaratamani.com

Brandy Colbert is the award-winning author of Little & LionPointeFinding Yvonne,The Revolution of Birdie Randolph, The Only Black Girls in Town and the forthcoming The Voting Booth. Her short fiction and essays have been published in several critically acclaimed anthologies for young people. She is on faculty at Hamline University's MFA program in writing for children, and lives in Los Angeles.

Lilliam Rivera is an award-winning writer and author of the young adult novels Dealing in Dreams, forthcoming from Simon & Schuster on March 5, 2019, and The Education of Margot Sanchez, available now in bookstores everywhere. Her work has appeared in Lenny LetterTin HouseNightmare Magazine, and Fantasy & Science Fiction Magazine, to name a few. Lilliam lives in Los Angeles.

Photo by Vanessa Acosta

Event date: 
Sunday, June 14, 2020 - 3:00pm
Event address: 
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027
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Little & Lion Cover Image
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