Kekla Magoon - Revolution in Our Time

Tuesday, January 11, 1pm CT
Left Bank Books' Facebook Live Page or YouTube Page

A rectangular image with the left half showing a headshot of author Kekla Magoon and the right half showing her book cover, "Revolution in Our Time." The cover has a yellow background with a collage of pictures forming the black power fist symbol.Left Bank Books welcomes beloved award-winning and bestselling author
Kekla Magoon,
who will discuss her new book 
Revolution in Our Time: The Black Panther Party's Promise to the People,
on our Facebook Live Page at 1pm CT on January 11th.
Magoon will be in conversation with Left Bank Books'
Cliff Helm & Danielle King.
Classrooms are invited to join us for this public virtual event.
This event will only be available for a VERY limited time.
Live attendance is strongly encouraged.
Join us on our YouTube Live Page and order a copy of
from Left Bank Books to support authors and independent bookstores!
 
 
About Revolution in Our Time: The Black Panther Party's Promise to the People
With passion and precision, Kekla Magoon relays an essential account of the Black Panthers--as militant revolutionaries and as human rights advocates working to defend and protect their community.

In this comprehensive, inspiring, and all-too-relevant history of the Black Panther Party, Kekla Magoon introduces readers to the Panthers' community activism, grounded in the concept of self-defense, which taught Black Americans how to protect and support themselves in a country that treated them like second-class citizens. For too long the Panthers' story has been a footnote to the civil rights movement rather than what it was: a revolutionary socialist movement that drew thousands of members--mostly women--and became the target of one of the most sustained repression efforts ever made by the U.S. government against its own citizens.

Revolution in Our Time puts the Panthers in the proper context of Black American history, from the first arrival of enslaved people to the Black Lives Matter movement of today. Kekla Magoon's eye-opening work invites a new generation of readers grappling with injustices in the United States to learn from the Panthers' history and courage, inspiring them to take their own place in the ongoing fight for justice.

This comprehensive, meticulously researched volume helps readers understand the Panthers within the spectrum of Black resistance. The narrative is cinematic in its descriptions of the personalities and incidents that make up the party's history while presenting a throughline to the anti-racist activism of today. The book's attractive graphic design, with ample use of robin's egg blue in contrast to dramatic black-and-white photographs, and with memorable quotes scattered throughout, makes it visually pleasing. The highly readable and not-to-be-missed story of America's history and current reality. --Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Kekla Magoon is a national treasure, and Revolution in Our Time passionately and meticulously details a critical truth that is both feared and necessary in the classroom. --Rita Williams-Garcia, award-winning author of A Sitting in St. James

 

About our Speaker

Kekla Magoon's young adult novel The Rock and the River, which won the Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Author Award, was the first mainstream novel for young people to feature the Black Panther Party. She is the Margaret A. Edwards Award-winning author of more than a dozen books for young readers, including Fire in the Streets and How It Went Down. She is also the coauthor, with Ilyasah Shabazz, of X: A Novel, which was long-listed for the National Book Award and received an NAACP Image Award and a Coretta Scott King Honor. Kekla Magoon grew up in Indiana and now lives in Vermont, where she serves on the faculty at Vermont College of Fine Arts.

 

All you need to do to participate is log in to your personal Facebook account, go to Left Bank Books' Facebook Live Page, and wait for the livestream to begin on the page (you may need to refresh the page periodically until the stream begins). You may also watch the simulcast on Left Bank's YouTube channel.

Virtual Event
Books: 
Revolution in Our Time: The Black Panther Party’s Promise to the People Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781536214185
Availability: On Our Shelves (Note - We update this inventory once per day.)
Published: Candlewick - November 8th, 2021

She Persisted: Ruby Bridges Cover Image
By Kekla Magoon, Chelsea Clinton, Alexandra Boiger (Illustrator), Gillian Flint (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780593115879
Availability: Ships quickly (1-7 days)
Published: Philomel Books - August 24th, 2021

She Persisted: Ruby Bridges Cover Image
By Kekla Magoon, Chelsea Clinton, Alexandra Boiger (Illustrator), Gillian Flint (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9780593115862
Availability: Ships quickly (1-7 days)
Published: Philomel Books - August 24th, 2021

The Highest Tribute: Thurgood Marshall’s Life, Leadership, and Legacy Cover Image
By Kekla Magoon, Laura Freeman (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062912510
Availability: Ships quickly (1-7 days)
Published: Quill Tree Books - January 5th, 2021

Light It Up Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781250619860
Availability: Ships quickly (1-7 days)
Published: Square Fish - December 29th, 2020

How It Went Down Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781250068231
Availability: Ships quickly (1-7 days)
Published: Square Fish - December 15th, 2015

Fire in the Streets Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781442422315
Availability: Ships quickly (1-7 days)
Published: Aladdin - August 27th, 2013

The Rock and the River Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781416978039
Availability: Ships quickly (1-7 days)
Published: Aladdin - April 6th, 2010