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Friendships are tested, hearts broken, and secrets are revealed on and off the basketball court in these luminous young adult novels.
In Sloane Leong’s graphic novel A Map to the Sun, the principle players on a struggling girls’ basketball team navigate their friendships and families as they are challenged in ways that make them reevaluate just who and how they trust. And in Liara Tamani’s novel All the Things We Never Knew, two Black teenagers, Carli and Rex, discover how first love, heartbreak, betrayal and family can shape you—for better or worse.
Moderated by Lucy Feldman of TIME magazine.
Purchase A Map to the Sun | All the Things We Never Knew
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Purchase A Map to the Sun from POWELL'S BOOKS, one of our Portland-based, independent bookstore partners HERE.
Liara Tamani lives in Houston, Texas, and has an MFA in writing from Vermont College. Her fiction has appeared in Apalachee Review, Blackbird, Ducts, Fourteen Hills, The Griffin, and Storyscape Journal, among others. In addition to writing, she teaches the healing movement forms of Nia and yoga. She is the author of Calling My Name and, most recently, All the Things We Never Knew.