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Author Extraordinaire Tamika Burgess is coming to Cellar Door Bookstore!

Tamika Burgess, author of Sincerely Sicily, will be at Cellar Door Bookstore in-person on Saturday, March 4th at 4 pm! Not only will you meet a great author, you get to chat with someone who is showing us how writing has the ability to change the world!

Sicily Jordan’s worst nightmare has come true! She’s been enrolled in a new school, with zero of her friends and stuck wearing a fashion catastrophe of a uniform. But however bad Sicily thought sixth grade was going to be, it only gets worse when she does her class presentation. While all her classmates breezed through theirs, Sicily is bombarded with questions on how she can be both Black and Panamanian. She wants people to understand, but it doesn’t feel like anyone is ready to listen—first at school and then at home. Because when her abuela starts talking mess about her braids, Sicily’s the only one whose heart is being crumpled for a second time. Staying quiet may no longer be an option, but that doesn’t mean Sicily has the words to show the world just what it means to be a proud Black Panamanian either. Even though she hasn’t written in her journal since her abuelo passed, it’s time to pick up her pen again—but will it be enough to prove to herself and everyone else exactly who she is?

Sincerely Sicily is exactly the kind of book, and Tamika Burgess is exactly the kind of author, we want kids to have access to here at Cellar Door Books! We want to showcase great authors who are telling important stories, and promote voices which aren't accessible elsewhere. A book bundle will get you access to the event and get you your own copy of Sincerely Sicily for Tamika to sign at the event. Purchase the book and your ticket below!

Event date: 
Saturday, March 4, 2023 - 4:00pm
Event address: 
5225 Canyon Crest Dr.
Riverside, CA 92507
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Sincerely Sicily By Tamika Burgess Cover Image
ISBN: 9780063159600
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: HarperCollins - January 3rd, 2023