Tomi Adeyemi - "Children of Virtue and Vengeance"

Friday, January 25, 2019 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Event Presenter/Author: 
Tomi Adeyemi

Tomi Adeyemi presents Children of Virtue and Vengeance, the sequel to her bestselling hit, Children of Blood and Bone.

About this Event

“Meet Tomi Adeyemi—the new J.K. Rowling. (Yep, she’s that good).”Entertainment Weekly

Tomi Adeyemi discusses Children of Virtue and Vengeance, the sequel to her New York Times #1-bestselling hit Children of Blood and Bone

Presented in partnership with Gary Comer Youth Center, the University of Chicago Office of Civic Engagement, and My Very Own Library, The Seminary Co-op is pleased to welcome Tomi Adeyemi to the south side of Chicago for a discussion with UChicago’s Duane Davis, the Chicago director of My Very Own Library. 

This student-specific event is closed to the public. 

About the book: After battling the impossible, Zélie and Amari have finally succeeded in bringing magic back to the land of Orïsha. But the ritual was more powerful than they could’ve imagined, reigniting the powers of not only the maji, but of nobles with magic ancestry, too. Now, Zélie struggles to unite the maji in an Orïsha where the enemy is just as powerful as they are. But when the monarchy and military unite to keep control of Orïsha, Zélie must fight to secure Amari's right to the throne and protect the new maji from the monarchy's wrath. With civil war looming on the horizon, Zélie finds herself at a breaking point: she must discover a way to bring the kingdom together or watch as Orïsha tears itself apart. Children of Virtue and Vengeance is the stunning sequel to Tomi Adeyemi's New York Times-bestselling debut Children of Blood and Bone, the first book in the Legacy of Orïsha trilogy.

About the author: Tomi Adeyemi is a Nigerian-American writer and creative writing coach based in San Diego, California. After graduating Harvard University with an honors degree in English literature, she received a fellowship that allowed her to study West African mythology, religion, and culture in Salvador, Brazil. Her first novel is Children of Blood and Bone. When she’s not working on her novels or watching BTS music videos, she can be found blogging and teaching creative writing on her website.

About Gary Comer Youth Center: Gary Comer Youth Center on the campus of Comer Education Campus has been recognized as one of the most unique youth-serving organizations in the nation. Located in the Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood on Chicago’s South Side, the campus is anchored by the state-of-the-art Gary Comer Youth Center, Gary Comer College Prep and Gary Comer Middle School. Programming is offered in three primary categories: academics, enrichment, and college and career preparation.