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Powerful Authentic YA Fiction

  • Dates: September 27, 2023
  • Time: 6:00 PM
  • Price: Free
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    6:00 p.m. — Conversation / Q&A, Albany Public Library - Pine Hills Branch, Large Meeting Room, 517 Western Avenue, Albany

    [REGISTRATION REQUIRED] https://charleneallen.eventbrite.com

    Charlene Allen, activist and YA fiction author, is a leading promoter of “Restorative Justice,” a vision of the criminal justice system that focuses on rehabilitation and reconciliation as alternatives to mass incarceration. Her debut novel is Play the Game (2023), a murder mystery that explores friendship, first love, violence and the allure of video games. Civil rights icon Angela Davis said, “Fast-paced, insightful, and highly relevant, Allen’s novel illustrates the application of restorative justice practices to real life situations. A must read.” Bestselling YA author Tiffany Jackson said, “Powerful. Authentic. A riveting gut punch. This is how you galvanize young activists.”

    Presented by the Albany Public Library and the New York State Writers Institute.

    Major support and funding provided by the Carl E. Touhey Foundation.

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