San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of 2017

NPR  Best Book of 2017

Library Journal Top 10 Books of 2017

Barnes & Noble Best Book of 2017

Amazon Editors' Pick 2017

Booklist Great Group Reads of 2017

Women's National Book Association Best Books of 2017







February 10: Berkeley Public Library Authors Dinner: 6:30-11 pm, Berkeley Public Library Central Branch. Info on booking tickets:

February 15: San Francisco Writers' Conference.

April 28: Arkansas Literary Festival: 4 pm, "Beyond Borders", Q&A and Reading with author Ibi Zoboi

May 15 2018: The Bindery SF: 7 pm, In conversation with Rahna Reiko Rizzutto, author of Shadow Child

May 29 2018: Octopus Literary Salon: 7 pm Reading and Q&A with Lauren Markham, author of The Faraway Brothers


November 14 2019: 7:30 pm. Rae Dorough Speaker Series, Bankhead Theater, 2400 1st Street, Livermore, CA.

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