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Punching The Air: Ibi Zoboi and Yusef Salaam in conversation with Sophie Williams

Anti-racism activist Sophie Williams will be talking to Ibi Zoboi and Yusef Salaam of the Exonerated Five about their brilliant new book Punching The Air.

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Sunday 25th October, 2020 @ 7:30 pm

  • All the Family
  • In Conversation
  • Online event

6-10

About the Event

Join us as we celebrate Black History Month with an exclusive online event. Anti-racism activist Sophie Williams will be talking to bestselling author Ibi Zoboi and prison reform activist Yusef Salaam of the Exonerated Five about their brilliant new book Punching The Air.

Punching The Air is a powerful YA novel written in verse, about a boy who is wrongfully incarcerated. Ibi and Yusef tell a moving a deeply profound story about how one boy is able to maintain his humanity and fight for the truth, in a system designed to strip him of both.

Sophie Williams is a leading anti-racism advocate, activist, and the author of two upcoming books Anti Racist Ally (publishes 15th October 2020) and Millennial Black (publishing April 2021). Her no-holds-barred posts about racism and Black Lives Matter on @officialmillennialblack have taken the online world by storm.

Each ticket purchased will include a £1 donation to charity Black Minds Matter. The Ticket Book option will include a copy of Punching The Air by Ibi Zoboi and Yusef Salaam. Please note that the Ticket Book option for this event requires a UK postal address. Please do not select this option if you do not have a valid UK postal address as you will not receive the book and may still be charged. Books will be posted after the event and so will arrive a few days later.

This event is on Zoom. Please make sure you have Zoom installed and up to date on the device of your choice.

About the Book

Punching the Air
Punching the Air

Ibi Zoboi, Yusef Salaam

Publisher:HarperCollins Publishers

Publication date:14 Aug 2020

ISBN:9780008422141

From award-winning, bestselling author Ibi Zoboi and prison reform activist Yusef Salaam of the Exonerated Five comes a powerful YA novel in verse about a boy who is wrongfully incarcerated. Perfect for fans of the Noughts & Crosses series and The Hate U Give.