BLB Virtual Event: Leah Johnson, Rise to the Sun

From the author of highly acclaimed and bestselling Stonewall Honor book YOU SHOULD SEE ME IN A CROWN, comes RISE TO THE SUN (Scholastic Press, On Sale July 6, 2021, Ages 12+), a stunning novel about being brave enough to be true to yourself, and learning to find joy even when times are unimaginably dark. Already named a “Most Anticipated Book of 2021” by BuzzFeed, Forbes, and O, The Oprah Magazine, RISE TO THE SUN is set to be one of the biggest books of 2021!

Three days. Two girls. One life-changing music festival.

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July 7, 2021 7pm

 

 

Rise to the Sun is a novel that will show Black girls just how brightly they can shine, and that love, like music, is a True Thing.” –Ashley Woodfolk, author of The Beauty That Remains and When You Were Everything

 

 

Toni is reeling in the wake of the loss of her roadie father and desperate to figure out where her life will go from here—so she's heading back to the festival that taught her to love music in a last ditch effort to rediscover her passion. Olivia is a hopeless romantic whose heart has just taken a beating (again), and is beginning to believe that someone like her may never find "the one"—but the Farmland Music and Arts Festival is a chance to at least find a place where she fits. When the two collide, it feels like kismet. But when something goes wrong and the festival is sent into a panic, Toni and Olivia find that they need each other, and the music, more than they ever imagined.

 

“Leah Johnson seamlessly harmonizes fear with hope, tragedy with healing, and betrayal with redemption. This book is an anthem for every queer Black teen who’s ever been told they’re undeserving of their happy ending.” –Julian Winters, award-winning author of Running With Lions

 

 

Event date: 

Wednesday, July 7, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Event address: 

625 E Jefferson
South Bend, IN 46617
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ISBN: 9781338662238
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Published: Scholastic Press - July 6th, 2021

From the author of You Should See Me in a Crown, Leah Johnson delivers a stunning novel about being brave enough to be true to yourself, and learning to find joy even when times are unimaginably dark.

Olivia is an expert at falling in love . . . and at being dumped.


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ISBN: 9781524718961
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Published: Delacorte Press - June 1st, 2021

AN INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

"A charming, wholehearted love story that's sure to make readers swoon."—Entertainment Weekly

"Nicola Yoon writes from the heart in this beautiful love story."—Good Morning America