Sun, Jul 09|
Sankofa Video & Books
Like Lava in My Veins Book Release with Derrick Barnes & Illustrator Shawn Martinbrough
Bring the whole family to the Like Lave in My Veins book release! Enjoy the book reading with "I Am Every Good Thing" Derrick Barnes followed by a discussion with the illustrator Shawn Martinbrough!
Time & Location
Jul 09, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Sankofa Video & Books, 2714 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA
About The Event
Pre-order Like Fire in My Veins Now Recommended for ages 5-8
About the Book
Bobby Beacon's got fire flowing through his veins. And now he's psyched to attend a new school that'll help him get a better grip on his powers. But right off the bat, his new teacher is not too welcoming. That causes Bobby's hot temper to land him in the principal's office. It ain't easy to stay calm when people don't seem to understand you and are always pushing you to the edge. Good thing Bobby gets moved to a class with an understanding teacher who clues him in on ways to calm himself and shows him that caring for others is its own kind of superpower. With her help--and some cool new friends--he just might be on his way to becoming the best version of himself possible.
About the Author
Derrick Barnes is a National Book Award Finalist for his 2022 graphic novel Victory. Stand! -Raising My Fist For Justice, which also won the 2023 YALSA Excellence in Young Adult Nonfiction Award, and a Coretta Scott King Award Author Honor. He is also the author of the critically acclaimed, multi-award-winning picture book Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut which received a Newbery Honor, a Coretta Scott King Author Honor, the Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Award, and the Kirkus Prize for Young Readers.
In 2020, he became the only author to have won the Kirkus Prize twice for his twelfth release, the New York Times bestseller I Am Every Good Thing. The title also won a Charlotte Huck Award (NCTE), and a Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Honor.
Derrick is also the creator of the New York Times Bestselling companion picture books, The King of Kindergarten (2019) and The Queen of Kindergarten (2022).
He is a graduate of Jackson State University (BA-Marketing ’99) and was the first African American male creative copywriter hired by greeting cards giant Hallmark Cards. Derrick is a native of Kansas City, MO, but currently resides in Charlotte, North Carolina, with his enchanting wife, Dr. Tinka Barnes, and their four sons, the Mighty Barnes Brothers.
About the Illustrator
Shawn Martinbrough is the author of “How to Draw Noir Comics: The Art and Technique of Visual Storytelling” by Penguin Random House and an Eisner Award nominated artist whose comic book projects include; “Batman: Detective Comics”, “DMZ”, “Luke Cage Noir”, “The Black Panther: Man Without Fear” and “Hellboy”.
Characters co-created by Shawn are featured in, “Zack Snyder’s Justice League”, “Deadpool”, “Batman: Gotham Knights” and the television series; “GOTHAM”, “The GIFTED” and “BATWOMAN”. He is also the artist of “Thief of Thieves”, the graphic novel series co-created with Robert Kirkman (“The Walking Dead”, “INVINCIBLE”) and the Eisner award nominated “Prométhée 13:13” published by comiXology / Delcourt-Soleil / ABLAZE.
Shawn is a Vanity Fair contributor, the writer of “Red Hood” for DC Comics., and the co-author of “Judge Kim and the Kids’ Court”, an upcoming children’s book series from Simon & Schuster. Shawn is an alum of the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art/Performing Arts and The School of Visual Arts.
He currently draws and writes in the Washington, D.C. metro area.