Julian Randall and Clint Smith for THE DEAD DON'T NEED REMINDING **IN-PERSON**

Loyalty is very excited to welcome Julian Randall and Clint Smith to celebrate The Dead Don't Need Reminding! This event will take place at Loyalty Petworth (843 Upshur Street NW, Washington, DC 20011). **This event is free to attend, but registration is required** You can purchase the book from Loyalty below or in-person during the event! Please email  with any questions.

ABOUT THE BOOK:

This brilliant, adult nonfiction debut from the acclaimed MG author and poet weaves two personal narratives of recovery and reclamation, spliced with a dazzle of pop-culture

The Dead Don’t Need Reminding is a braided story of Julian Randall’s return from the cliff edge of a harrowing depression and his determination to retrace the hustle of a white-passing grandfather to the Mississippi town from which he was driven amid threats of tar and feather.
 
Alternatively wry, lyrical, and heartfelt, Randall transforms pop culture moments into deeply personal explorations of grief, family, and the American way. He envisions his fight to stay alive through a striking medley of media ranging from Into the Spiderverse and Jordan Peele movies to BoJack Horseman and the music of Odd Future. Pulsing with life, sharp, and wickedly funny, The Dead Don’t Need Reminding is Randall’s journey to get his ghost story back.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: 

Julian Randall is a contributor to the #1 New York Times bestseller Black Boy Joy and his middle-grade novel, Pilar Ramirez and the Escape From Zafa, was published by Holt in 2022. He has received fellowships from Cave Canem, Tin House, and Milkweed Editions. He is the winner of the 2019 Betty Berzon Emerging Writer Award from the Publishing Triangle, the 2019 Frederick Bock Prize, and a Pushcart prize. His poetry has been published in The New York Times MagazinePloughshares, and POETRY. His first book, Refuse, won the Cave Canem Poetry Prize and was a finalist for an NAACP Image Award. He lives in Chicago.

ABOUT THE IN CONVERSATION PARTNER: 

Clint Smith is the author of the narrative nonfiction book, How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning With the History of Slavery Across America, which was a #1 New York Times bestseller, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction, and selected by the New York Times as one of the 10 best books of 2021. He is also the author of the New York Times bestselling poetry collection Above Ground as well as the award-winning poetry collection Counting Descent. He is a staff writer at The Atlantic.

Please note Loyalty has a zero tolerance policy for harassment or intimidation of any kind during this event. 

Event date: 
Wednesday, June 5, 2024 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
843 Upshur Street NW
Washington, DC 20011
The Dead Don't Need Reminding: In Search of Fugitives, Mississippi, and Black TV Nerd Shit By Julian Randall Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781645030263
Availability: On Our Shelves Now - Click on the title to see which location!
Published: Bold Type Books - May 7th, 2024

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The Chainbreakers By Julian Randall Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250882028
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - September 3rd, 2024

How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America By Clint Smith Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316492928
Availability: On Our Shelves Now - Click on the title to see which location!
Published: Little, Brown and Company - December 27th, 2022

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Above Ground By Clint Smith Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780316543033
Availability: On Our Shelves Now - Click on the title to see which location!
Published: Little, Brown and Company - March 28th, 2023

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