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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!

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Like Lava in My Veins Book Release with Derrick Barnes  & Illustrator Shawn Martinbrough
Like Lava in My Veins Book Release with Derrick Barnes  & Illustrator Shawn Martinbrough

Time & Location

Jul 09, 2023, 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.

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