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In Conversation with Melissa Valentine

Join us for a virtual event with Melissa Valentine for her debut memoir The Names of All the Flowers! She will be in conversation with poet Rio Cortez.

Set in rapidly gentrifying Oakland in the 1990s, this memoir is a lyrical recounting of a life lost, an intimate portrait of a family fractured by the school-to-prison pipeline, and an enduring love letter to an adored older brother. It is a call for justice amid endless cycles of violence, grief, and trauma, declaring: "We are all witness and therefore no one is spared from this loss."

Event date: 
Saturday, August 8, 2020 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
5225 Canyon Crest Dr.
Riverside, CA 92507
The Names of All the Flowers: A Memoir Cover Image
ISBN: 9781936932856
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Feminist Press - July 14th, 2020

The ABCs of Black History Cover Image
By Rio Cortez, Lauren Semmer (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781523507498
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Workman Publishing Company - December 8th, 2020