Bookmarks Presents Ishmael Beah - Virtual Event
Join us for a discussion with New York Times bestselling and award-winning author Ishmael Beah as he talks about his newest novel, Little Family.
Little Family is our May Signed First Editions Club selection. Members of the club will receive free entry to this event. We encourage those who are not in the club to purchase a copy of Little Family, or make a donation to Bookmarks below. We will send the link to join the event a few days prior to June 3 to all who have purchased or made contributions via the website or phone orders. If you have questions, or would like to register without making a donation, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ishmael Beah is the Sierra Leonean and American author of the novel Radiance of Tomorrow and the memoir A Long Way Gone, which was a #1 New York Times bestseller and has been published in more than forty languages. A UNICEF Ambassador and Advocate for Children Affected by War, and a member of the Human Rights Watch Children's Advisory Committee, he lives in Los Angeles with his wife and their children.
About Little Family:
A powerful novel about five young people, struggling to replace the homes they have lost with the one they have created together, from the internationally bestselling author of A Long Way Gone. Hidden away from a harsh and chaotic outside world, five young people have cobbled together a home for themselves in an abandoned airplane, a relic of their country's tumult. At seventeen, Elimane, the bookworm, is as street-smart as he is wise: the group's father figure. Clever Khoudimata is mother by default, helping scheme how to keep the younger boys-athletic, pragmatic Ndevui and thoughtful Kpindi-and especially little Namsa, their newest and youngest member-safe and fed. When Elimane makes himself of service to the shadowy William Handkerchief, it seems as if the small group may be able to keep the world at bay and their ad hoc family intact. But when Khoudi comes under the spell of the "Beautiful People"-the fortunate sons and daughters of the powerful and corrupt-the desire to resume an interrupted coming of age and forge her own destiny proves impossible to resist. A profound and tender portrayal of the connections we forge to survive the fate we're dealt, Little Family marks the further blossoming of a unique global voice.
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From the #1 New York Times-bestselling author of A Long Way Gone.
A powerful novel about young people living at the margins of society, struggling to replace the homes they have lost with the one they have created together.