Mychal Denzel Smith + Brit Bennett

Live via Zoom:
Monday, September 14, 7:30 PM ET
Book Launch: Mychal Denzel Smith presents Stakes Is High: Life After the American Dream
In conversation with Brit Bennett
Tickets $5 - $38.50 (see below)

Brave, clear-eyed, and passionate, Mychal Denzel Smith’s Stakes Is High — the follow-up to his bestselling Invisible Man, Got the Whole World Watching — is the book we need to guide us past crisis mode and through an uncertain future. The events of the past decade, in particular the election of Donald Trump, have forced us to reckon with who we are as a country and who we want to be. We have been invested in a set of beliefs about our American identity: our exceptionalism, the inevitable rightness of our path, and the promise that hard work and determination will carry us to freedom. But in Stakes Is High, Smith confronts the shortcomings of these stories — and with the American Dream itself — and calls on us to live up to the principles we profess but fail to realize. In this profound work, Smith helps us envision a future that is not as grim as our past, with care, honesty, and imagination. Smith talks with Brit Bennett, bestselling author of The Mothers and The Vanishing Half, about his vital new book live at this special virtual event. Smith will sign and personalize copies of Stakes Is High for ticketholders.

Some ticket options include a signed copy of Stakes Is High, which can be shipped or picked up at one of our store locations. Copies may be personalized by request; please note book delivery and signing options when purchasing.

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Event date: 

Monday, September 14, 2020 - 7:30pm

Event address: 

NY
Stakes Is High: Life After the American Dream Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781568588735
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (while supplies last)
Published: Bold Type Books - September 15th, 2020

Invisible Man, Got the Whole World Watching: A Young Black Man's Education Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781568589770
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (while supplies last)
Published: Bold Type Books - October 3rd, 2017

The Vanishing Half: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525536291
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (while supplies last)
Published: Riverhead Books - June 2nd, 2020

The Mothers: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780399184529
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (while supplies last)
Published: Riverhead Books - October 10th, 2017

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