Camonghne Felix and Jason Reynolds for DYSCALCULIA *IN-PERSON*

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Loyalty is super psyched to welcome Camonghne Felix in conversation with Jason Reynolds for an IN-PERSON event celebrating the release of Dyscalculia! Join us at Loyalty's Petworth location at 7 PM on Friday, March 3rd for a discussion, followed by a q+a & book signing! 

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An epic meditation on loving yourself in the face of heartbreak, from the acclaimed author of Build Yourself a Boat, longlisted for the National Book Award

When Camonghne Felix goes through a monumental breakup, culminating in a hospital stay, everything—from her early childhood trauma and mental health to her relationship with mathematics—shows up in the tapestry of her healing. In this exquisite and raw reflection, Felix repossesses herself through the exploration of history she’d left behind, using her childhood “dyscalculia”—a disorder that makes it difficult to learn math—as a metaphor for the consequences of her miscalculations in love. Through reckoning with this breakup and other adult gambles in intimacy, Felix asks the question: Who gets to assert their right to pain?

Dyscalculia negotiates the misalignments of perception and reality, love and harm, and the politics of heartbreak, both romantic and familial.


Camonghne Felix, poet and essayist, is the author of Build Yourself a Boat, which was longlisted for the National Book Award in Poetry, shortlisted for the PEN/Open Book Awards, and shortlisted for the Lambda Literary Awards. Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Academy of American PoetsFreeman’s, Harvard ReviewLitHubThe New Yorker, PEN AmericaPoetry Magazine, and elsewhere. Her essays have been featured in Vanity FairNew York, Teen Vogue, and other places. She is a contributing writer at The Cut.


Jason Reynolds is a #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than a dozen books for young people, including Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten BlocksAll American Boys (with Brendan Kiely), Long Way DownStamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You (with Ibram X. Kendi), Stuntboy, in the Meantime (illustrated by Raúl the Third), and Ain’t Burned All the Bright (with artwork by Jason Griffin). The recipient of a Newbery Honor, a Printz Honor, an NAACP Image Award, and multiple Coretta Scott King honors. Reynolds served as the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature from 2020-2022 and has appeared on The Late Show with Stephen ColbertThe Daily Show with Trevor Noah, Late Night with Seth MeyersCBS This Morning, and Good Morning America. He is on faculty at Lesley University, for the Writing for Young People MFA Program and lives in Washington, DC. You can find his ramblings at

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Event date: 
Friday, March 3, 2023 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
843 Upshur Street NW
Washington, DC 20011
Dyscalculia: A Love Story of Epic Miscalculation By Camonghne Felix Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593242179
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Published: One World - February 14th, 2023

Build Yourself a Boat By Camonghne Felix Cover Image
ISBN: 9781608466115
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Published: Haymarket Books - April 23rd, 2019

My Name Is Jason. Mine Too.: Our Story. Our Way. By Jason Reynolds, Jason Griffin Cover Image
ISBN: 9781534478220
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Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - June 28th, 2022

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Ain't Burned All the Bright By Jason Reynolds, Jason Griffin (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jason Reynolds, Jason Griffin (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781534439467
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Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - January 11th, 2022