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Sankofa Video & Books

Jelani's Key Book Reading & Signing with Author D. Amari Jackson

Join us for an intimate evening with author D. Amari Jackson, as he reads from his captivating book Jelani's Key and personally signs copies

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Jelani's Key Book Reading & Signing with Author D. Amari Jackson
Jelani's Key Book Reading & Signing with Author D. Amari Jackson

Time & Location

Oct 28, 2023, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Sankofa Video & Books, 2714 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA


About The Event

Jelani's Key Book Reading & Signing w/Author D. Amari Jackson

Join us for an exciting in-person event at Sankofa Video, Books and Cafe! Get ready to dive into the captivating world of Jelani's Key with author D. Amari Jackson. Experience the magic of storytelling as the author reads excerpts from the book and shares behind-the-scenes anecdotes. Afterwards, you'll have the chance to meet the author and get your copy of Jelani's Key signed. 

About the Book

Ta-Ta was now among the ancestors. But he left his grandson, Jelani, a golden key and a note bearing a cryptic riddle-"find Karakhamun." Mourning his late grandfather, and with little else to go on, now 11-year-old Jelani must set off on his own to fulfill Ta-Ta's mysterious wishes.

His quest will put him on a collision course with a legendary neighborhood bully and immerse him in a mind-bending overnight challenge that, if navigated successfully, will unveil his grandfather's true legacy and change Jelani's life forever.

D. Amari Jackson is a creator, TV/web/film producer, ghost writer, songwriter, and award-winning journalist. He is author of the middle grade novel, Jelani’s Key (AALBC Book for Young Readers, August 29, 2023) and the 2011 novel The Savion Sequence. Jackson is also the creator/writer/coproducer of the 2012-2014 web series The Book Look; writer/coproducer of the 2016 film Edge of the Pier; writer of the upcoming documentary Global Assignment: The Life and Times of Dr. Runoko Rashidi; and Senior Writer for A father, grandfather, and longtime martial artist, Amari lives in the Atlanta area (Photo Credit: Alexys Imani Oliver @alexysimani).


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