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SUMMER SKATE PARTY WITH KELIS ROWE AT EAST END

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Kick off the summer with a skate party featuring author Kelis Rowe - author of  the brand-new YA novel #FINDINGJUPITER

Tickets are $15 and include admission, skates (if needed), and exclusive Finding Jupiter swag (while supplies last).

The first 150 student tickets purchased will each receive a copy of FINDING JUPITER signed by the author!

Students: You will need to be present at the skate party and show a high school ID when leaving to receive your free copy of the book.

SPECIAL GUEST - DJ CARLOS FROM CRYSTAL PALACE!

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/summer-skate-party-with-author-kelis-rowe-tickets-338179292367

ABOUT FINDING JUPITER:

Sparks fly when Orion and Ray meet for the first time at a roller rink in Memphis. But these star-crossed souls have a past filled with secrets that threaten to tear them apart before their love story even begins. Found poetry, grief, and fate collide in this powerful debut.

Ray: Just once I'd like my birthday to be about me, and not the day my father died. I want to be Ray Jr., the tall girl from Memphis with the poetry beats and the braids that stay poppin'. And when I meet Orion at the skating rink, that's exactly who I am. He pulls my hand, and instead of being defined by my past, he races me toward my future.

Orion: When I dive into the pool, it's just me and my heartbeat. There's no dad, no dead sister, and no distracting noises. But I can't hold my breath forever. And since I met Ray, I don't want to. The closer we get, though, the more I see I'm not the only one caught in her wake.

With a lyrical blend of found poetry and poignant prose, this stunning debut captures young Black love and a decades-old family secret that may shatter a romance that feels written in the stars.

ABOUT KELIS ROWE:

KELIS ROWE lives and writes out of her home in Austin, Texas, suburbia and spends her summers traveling with her husband and son. During her past life as a market research analyst, Kelis kept her creative juices flowing after-hours as a blogger and YouTuber, which included a two-year stint as one of twenty national Clinique Beauty Brand Insiders and a brief assignment as an Austin Honeybee for Honey Magazine. Kelis grew up in Memphis, where she had her first big love as a teenager. She did not see herself or her big love reflected in the pages of a YA novel at the time and now writes contemporary YA to give Black young people more reflections of themselves and their love to enjoy. Follow her at @KelisRowe on Twitter and Instagram.

Event date: 
Sunday, June 5, 2022 - 12:00pm
Event address: 
East End Skating Center
5718 Mt. Moriah Rd.
Memphis, TN 38115
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$18.99
ISBN: 9780593429259
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - May 31st, 2022