An Evening with Dr. Ibram X. Kendi

Ibram X. Kendi Event - Magnolia Flower

An Evening with Dr. Ibram X. Kendi

This event is SOLD OUT

Join Birchbark Books in partnership with YWCA Minneapolis for an evening with Dr. Ibram X. Kendi discussing his new children's book, Magnolia Flower.

Thursday, September 15th at 7pm
Admission is $25. Capacity is limited.

Fellowship Minneapolis
3333 N 4th St, Minneapolis, MN 55412

Regular price $25.00

Admission to this live event is $25 per person. Please note: while all ages are welcome, this will be a conversation geared toward an older audience. Each admission includes a signed copy of Magnolia Flower, which will be handed out at the event. If you purchase more than one admission (limit of 4), please arrive together with your guests as only the purchaser's name will appear on the list along with the number of admissions purchased. Masks are strongly encouraged.

Dr. Kendi's books will also be for sale at the event. Can't make it? Get them right here: Magnolia Flower, How to Raise an Antiracist, How to be an Antiracist, Antiracist Baby.

Adapted from the work of Zora Neale Hurston, Magnolia Flower follows a young Afro Indigenous girl who longs for freedom. Born to parents who fled slavery and the Trail of Tears, Magnolia Flower is a girl with a vibrant spirit. Not to be deterred by rigid ways of the world, she longs to connect with others, who too long for freedom. She finds this in a young man of letters who her father disapproves of. In her quest to be free, Magnolia must make a choice and set off on a journey that will prove just how brave one can be when leading with one’s heart.

Magnolia Flower is a story of a transformative and radical devotion between generations of Indigenous and Black people in America. With breathtaking illustrations by Loveis Wise, this picture book reminds us that there is no force strong enough to stop love.

Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, who was recently named a 2021 MacArthur Fellow, gained prominence with the releases of Stamped from the Beginning (a National Book Award winner) and How to be an Antiracist. Both bestselling, critically acclaimed works were named fundamental texts for discussing contemporary race in America.

Zora Neale Hurston is a pillar of American literature as a participant in the Harlem Renaissance, best known for her novel Their Eyes Were Watching God. Toni Morrison called Zora “One of the greatest writers of our time." She has sold over 8 million books and none of her titles have ever gone out of print.

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