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Friday, January 16, 2015
MLK Day Sale, Issa Rae tickets, and much more at Women & Children First Book store (Chicago)
MLK Day Sale, Issa Rae tickets, and much more at Women & Children First
MLK Day Sale! Issa Rae tickets! So many Save-the-Dates!
at Women & Children First
Kids' Books 15 to 20% Off
MLK DAY SALE -
Monday, January 19th!
To honor Dr. Martin Luther King,
Jr., our entire selection of children's books will be 15% off all day.
Teachers buying books for their classrooms get 20% off just by showing
their teacher IDs! This is an excellent opportunity to expand your
personal or school library with picture books that celebrate diversity!
**Please Note: This event will be held at the Swedish American Museum, located at 5211 N. Clark St.**
Join us for the paperback release of Lydia's Party, the newest novel by local author Margaret Hawkins. Every
year, Lydia hosts a party for six of her dearest friends. Over an
exquisite feast, the women share news and reveal secrets. But at this
year's party, Lydia is planning to make a big announcement.As preparations for the party continue, we learn of the women's regrets, relationships,
and hidden desires. What effect will Lydia's announcement make on these
women and their friendships? Margaret Hawkins is the author of two
previous novels, A Year of Cats and Dogs and How to Survive a Natural Disaster, as well as a memoir about her sister, After Schizophrenia: The Story of My Sister's Reawakening. She has also written for the Chicago Sun-Times and is a senior lecturer at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Friday, February 13th - Issa Rae in conversation with Samantha Irby
note, this is a ticketed event that will be held at the Swedish
American Museum (5211 N. Clark St.). For tickets, call the store at
773-769-9299 or click HERE
For one night only, Issa Rae, creator of the hit web series The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl,
will discuss her new memoir with Chicago's own Samantha Irby. Issa
Rae's work has garnered more than 20 million views and over 150,000
YouTube subscribers. In addition to making Glamour magazine's "35 Under 35" list and Forbes's
"30 Under 30," she won the Shorty Award for Best Web Show, partnered
with Shonda Rhimes on an ABC television series, and is currently
developing a half-hour comedy with Larry Wilmore for HBO. Issa's work
has been noted in the New York Times, Elle, Rolling Stone, MSNBC, and Essence, among others. Issa will be in conversation with the hilarious Samantha Irby, author of Meaty, host of Guts and Glory: Live Lit for the Lionhearted, and blogger at bitchesgottaeat.
Women & Children First will be closed for renovation from Sunday,
January 25th through Sunday, February 1st. For updates during
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