CANCELLED - Mintie Das - "Brown Girl Ghosted"

Saturday, March 28, 2020 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Event Presenter/Author: 
Mintie Das

**This event has been cancelled. We hope to reschedule in the coming months.**

“[A] credible and complex portrait of the challenges of being a teen girl.”Horn Book

Mintie Das discusses Brown Girl Ghosted. A Q&A and signing will follow the conversation.

At 57th Street Books

RSVP HERE (Please note your RSVP is requested but not required)

About the book: Indian girl. American girl. Brown girl. Dead girl. Sixteen-year-old Violet Choudhury’s world is built on lies. There’s the lie that it doesn’t matter that she’s one of the only brown girls in her small Midwestern town as long as she tries to fit in. And fitting in means being a cheerleader (bottom of the pyramid) and always being the sidekick (never the heroine.) Then there are the lies Violet tells herself: that she doesn’t see dead people anymore. And that the Aiedeo, Violet’s ancient legacy of supernatural Indian warrior queens, have let her go. After all, it’s hard to convince everyone you’re “normal” with a bunch of shady dead relatives hanging around. But Violet’s carefully constructed world shatters when a classmate is murdered and the  Aiedeo show up with a life-or-death ultimatum for her. Violet’s mission? Use her secret powers to find the killer. Or else she’s next. Brown Girl Ghosted is Riverdale meets We Were Liars. This #MeToo YA thriller is about mean girls, murder and race in a quiet Illinois town. 

About the author: Mintie Das was born in India, raised in Macomb, Illinois and now lives in Finland. She’s been traveling the globe since childhood and always finds inspiration in the discovery of the unknown. Mintie spent twelve years organizing international events for governments around the world and the UN. Her first novel, Storm Sisters: The Sinking World, was translated into seven languages. Mintie’s writing has also appeared in several international media outlets including The Guardian and she has been featured in media throughout the world including an appearance on BBC’s Woman’s Hour. Brown Girl Ghosted was chosen by New York Times Bestselling author and Newbury Medalist Kwame Alexander to be published by his imprint, Versify/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

 

Event Location: 
57th Street Books
1301 E. 57th St
Chicago, IL 60637