Left Bank Books welcomes bestselling and award-winning author Kekla Magoon to discuss her new book Revolution in Our Time: The Black Panther Party’s Promise to the People, on our Facebook Live page at 1:00 p.m. CT on January 11. Magoon will be in conversation with Left Bank Books.
Cliff Helm and Danielle King. Classes are invited to join us for this public virtual event. This event will only be available for a VERY limited time. Live presence is strongly encouraged. Join us on our YouTube Live page and order a copy of Revolution in Our Time: The Black Panther Party’s Promise to the People from Left Bank Books to support independent authors and bookstores!
On Revolution in Our Time: The Black Panther Party’s Promise to the People
With passion and precision, Kekla Magoon relays an essential story of the Black Panthers, as revolutionary activists and human rights defenders working to defend and protect their community.
In this comprehensive, inspiring and far too relevant story of the Black Panther Party, Kekla Magoon introduces readers to the Panthers community activism, grounded in the concept of self-defense, which taught black Americans how to protect and support themselves in a country. who treated them like second-class citizens. For too long, the story of the Panthers has been a footnote to the civil rights movement rather than what it was: a revolutionary socialist movement that attracted thousands of members – mostly women – and became the target of one of the most sustained law enforcement efforts of all time. made by the US government against its own citizens.
Revolution in Our Time places the Panthers in the proper context of black American history, from the first arrival of slaves to today’s Black Lives Matter movement. Kekla Magoon’s groundbreaking work invites a new generation of readers struggling with injustices in the United States to learn from the history and courage of the Panthers, inspiring them to take their place in the ongoing struggle for justice.
This comprehensive and meticulously researched volume helps readers understand the Panthers in the spectrum of black resistance. The narrative is cinematic in its descriptions of the personalities and incidents that make up the history of the party while presenting a common thread to today’s anti-racist activism. The book’s eye-catching graphic design, with profuse use of robin’s egg blue contrasted with dramatic black-and-white photographs, and with memorable quotes scattered throughout, makes it visually pleasing. Highly readable, must-see story of America’s history and current reality. –Kirkus Reviews (star review)
Kekla Magoon is a national treasure, and Revolution in Our Time passionately and thoroughly details a critical truth that is both feared and needed in the classroom. –Rita Williams-Garcia, award-winning author of A Sitting in St. James
About our speaker
Kekla Magoon’s young adult novel, The Rock and the River, which won the Coretta Scott King / John Steptoe New Talent Author Award, was the first mainstream youth novel to feature the Black Panther Party. She is the Margaret A. Edwards Award-winning author of over a dozen books for young readers, including Fire in the Streets and How It Went Down. She is also co-author, with Ilyasah Shabazz, of X: A Novel, which was shortlisted for the National Book Award and received a NAACP Image Award and a Coretta Scott King Honor. Kekla Magoon grew up in Indiana and now lives in Vermont, where she is on the faculty at Vermont College of Fine Arts.
All you need to do to participate is log into your personal Facebook account, go to the Left Bank Books Facebook Live page, and wait for the live stream to start on the page (you may need to refresh the page periodically until the broadcast begins). You can also watch the simulcast on Left Bank’s YouTube channel.