Author Talk: Shout Mouse Press

Mt. Pleasant Library

Author Talk: Shout Mouse Press

Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, 6 p.m.

Celebrate Black History Month with local, teen authors as we discuss their book The Day Tajon Got Shot.

Ten teen authors, T'asia, J'yona, Reiyanna, Jonae, Makiya, Rose, Najae, Serenity, Jeanet, and Temil, explore the question of what really happens in a community when a black youth is the victim of violence by the police? Each takes on the perspective of a central character - the victim, the police officer, the witness, the parent, the friend, the officer's kids - as they examine how it feels to be a human being on all sides of this event. Using a mix of poetry and prose, their stories explore the issues of race, violence, loyalty, and justice in a community torn apart but seeking a connection.

Learn more about Shout Mouse Press at http://www.shoutmousepress.org/