N.K. Jemisin and Mikki Kendall for THE CITY WE BECAME

Join us for a virtual event celebrating the publication of The City We Became in paperback on July 27th at 8 PM EDT! N.K. Jemisin will be in conversation with Mikki Kendall and y'all will not want to miss it! This event will be held digitally on the publisher Orbit's Crowdcast channel. Purchase is required for entry—buy THE CITY WE BECAME below in order to attend! Your book purchase acts as your ticket for the virtual event. You will receive the event link and password from Loyalty the day of the event. Signed bookplates will be available while supplies last! Please email events@loyaltybookstores.com with any questions. 


Three-time Hugo Award-winning and New York Times bestselling author N.K. Jemisin crafts her most incredible novel yet, a "glorious" story of culture, identity, magic, and myths in contemporary New York City.

In Manhattan, a young grad student gets off the train and realizes he doesn't remember who he is, where he's from, or even his own name. But he can sense the beating heart of the city, see its history, and feel its power.

In the Bronx, a Lenape gallery director discovers strange graffiti scattered throughout the city, so beautiful and powerful it's as if the paint is literally calling to her.

In Brooklyn, a politician and mother finds she can hear the songs of her city, pulsing to the beat of her Louboutin heels.

And they're not the only ones.

Every great city has a soul. Some are ancient as myths, and others are as new and destructive as children. New York? She's got six.


N. K. Jemisin is the first author in history to win three consecutive Best Novel Hugo Awards, all for her Broken Earth trilogy. Her work has also won the Nebula, Locus, and Goodreads Choice Awards. She has been a reviewer for the New York Times Book Review, and an instructor for the Clarion and Clarion West writing workshops. In her spare time, she is a gamer and gardener, and she is also single-handedly responsible for saving the world from King Ozzymandias, her dangerously intelligent ginger cat, and his phenomenally destructive sidekick Magpie. 


Mikki Kendall is a New York Times bestselling writer, speaker, and blogger whose work has appeared in The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, The Guardian, TIME, Salon, Ebony, Essence, and elsewhere. An accomplished public speaker, she has discussed race, feminism, violence in Chicago, tech, pop culture, and social media on The Daily Show, MSNBC, NPR, Al Jazeera's The Listening Post, BBC's Women's Hour, and Huffington Post Live, as well as at universities across the country. In 2017, she was awarded Best Food Essay from the Association of Food Journalists for her essay on hot sauce, Jim Crow, and Beyoncé. She is also the author of Amazons, Abolitionists, and Activists: A Graphic History of Women's Fight for Their Rights and a co-editor of the Locus-nominated anthology Hidden Youth, as well as a part of the Hugo-nominated team of editors at Fireside Magazine. A veteran, she lives in Chicago with her family.

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Event date: 
Tuesday, July 27, 2021 - 8:00pm
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The City We Became: A Novel (The Great Cities #1) By N. K. Jemisin Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316509886
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Published: Orbit - July 27th, 2021

How Long 'til Black Future Month?: Stories By N. K. Jemisin Cover Image
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The Fifth Season (The Broken Earth #1) By N. K. Jemisin Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316229296
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Published: Orbit - August 4th, 2015

The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms (The Inheritance Trilogy #1) By N. K. Jemisin Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316043915
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ISBN: 9780525560562
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